solaris / Controlling liquids by mind

24 Sep

 

The man got to know other worlds, other civilizations, not knowing completely his own hides, alleyways, wells, blocked dark doors. S. Lem “Solaris”

Interactive installation demonstrates the field influence of the permanent magnet on the magnetic and spirit (fluorescent) liquids. Two liquids constitute the diphasic system. Due to liquids movements and their surfaces’ modifications we visualize the unique processes of human brain. The spectator wears on neuro interface Emotive Epoc, the device computes a brain activity and sends information to the installation machinery

To test the project people of different ages, social groups and professional areas were invited. Test results confirmed that brain activity and mood of the man reflect on the dynamic and character of liquids movements in the sphere. Object reacts on the changes of mind and emotion states. People who spent a plenty of time with the object managed to influence the dynamic and direction of the liquids on the unconsciousness level. We also reveal that the installation visualizes the temperament of the person. The object copies your mental organization and echoes it on the liquid’s surface. The object becomes a part of the participant

autors:

julia borovaya – idea curation
edward rakhmanov – robotic system, chemistry
::vtol:: – programming, electronics

consultant:

prof. alexander kaplan – neurophysiology

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