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.
The data collected from Park’s EEG is translated in realtime, controlling the performance. EEG controls Processing, which is linked with Max/MSP to receive data and generate sound from Reaktor.
Park explores the process behind Eunoia in the video embedded below:
More information on Park is available via her website.