Date: 1 Mar 2016, Tuesday
Time: 2pm – 6pm
Venue: IDA Labs @ National Design Centre
Title of Masterclass:
DIY MIND MACHINES & CREATIVE "EYE-WARE”
Denisa Kera and Yair Reshef
Denisa Kera (CZ, SG) connects philosophy with design to explore prototypes as tools of ontological disobedience and critical reflection. She is part of the Hackteria network, a community of scientists, designers and artists interested in open hardware projects for supporting science in the Global South and open and citizen science advocacy. Currently, she works as an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore and Asia Research Institute fellow.
Yair Reshef (IL) is an art technologist by trade, supplier and fabricator of rare and made to order hardware and software –electronics, optics, robotics, and other curiosities. He is currently working on TAMI attiny, a cheap(est) dev board at Tel Aviv Makerspace. He also works at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design.
Description of Masterclass:
After centuries of using electricity to stimulate and research the brain, optogenetics marks a phase, in which we use light to activate neurons and their pathways. To understand this transformation from electricity to light as a medium for exploring our mind, we will prototype a creative eye-ware with LEDs, which can alter EEG signals in the brain. We will solder a simple circuit that acts as a mind machine device. The final prototype will have a form of a creative eyewear or "eye-ware" commenting some recent history of Google glass mania and other futuristic attempts to hack eyeglasses.
For product designers, artist and geeks interested in the future of eye-ware in the age of neurohacking.
Participants are welcome to bring their own eyewear they are willing to modify.
NOTE: This class includes strobe lighting effects, which can cause seizures in persons with photosensitive epilepsy or other medical conditions. It is not recommended for people with photosensitive medical conditions.
$15 (Includes material & prototyping kit)
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+65 8269 0043