Biosignal-driven Art: Beyond biofeedback

Ortiz-Perez, Miguel and Coghlan, Niall and Jaimovich, J and Knapp, R. Benjamin (2011) Biosignal-driven Art: Beyond biofeedback. Ideas Sonica / Sonic Ideas, 3 (2). (Submitted)

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Biosignal monitoring in interactive arts, although present for over forty years, remains a relatively little known field of research within the artistic community as compared to other sensing technologies. Since the early 1960s, an ever-increasing number of artists have collaborated with neuroscientists, physicians and electrical engineers, in order to devise means that allow for the acquisition of the minuscule electrical potentials generated by the human body. This has enabled direct manifestations of human physiology to be incorporated into interactive artworks. This paper presents an introduction to this field of artistic practice and scientific research that uses human physiology as its main element. A brief introduction to the main concepts and history of biosignal-driven art is followed by a review of various artworks and scientific enquiry developed by the authors. This aims at giving a complete overview of the various strategies developed for biosignal-driven interactive art.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bio-signal monitoring; Interactive arts; Sensor technology; Sensors
Subjects: Arts and Humanities
Research Centres: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Concepta Woods
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2012 14:43
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 16:10

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