The Brain-Controlled Art Of Lisa Park

Lisa Park is a multidisciplinary artist whose recent work explores incorporating biometric sensors (heart-rate and brainwave sensors) into interactive art.

Eunoia, above, is a performance that uses brainwaves – collected via a Neurosky EEG (Electroencephalography) sensor – to generate sound and manipulate the motions of water. The title is derived from the Greek word “eu” (well) + “nous” (mind) meaning “beautiful thinking”.

The work combines audio synthesis, cymatics, sculpture and performance.  Continue reading

Tiny House Hides A Massive Pipe Organ

home-with-a-huge-organIn Grand Rapids, Michigan, $129,900 not only buys you a cute one-bedroom home with a nice kitchen & hardwood floors – but they throw in a three-manual, 32-rank, 2,300-pipe organ with a three-manual console.

Keyboard Magazine contacted Michigan Hammond B-3 organ player Jim Alfredson and he visited the house to check this thing out.

Alfredson found that the listing was legit – and he had a chance to shoot some video in the house and to try out the pipe organ: Continue reading

The Tine Organ

The Tine Organ is a MIDI controlled portable acoustic organ.

Although it sounds like a pipe organ in a cathedral, the sound producing mechanisms are very different. Instead of pipes and a wind chest, it uses electromagnets and steel tines to produce 20 chromatic notes, starting at middle C, with full polyphony. Continue reading