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BrainHack: Bringing the arts and sciences of brain and neural computer interface together

Objective

We witness a rapid development of Brain/Neural Computer Interaction (BNCI) research including hyperscanning and collaborative BNCIs. Several recent BNCI community driven CSAs have addressed this topic (Future BNCI, BNCI Horizon 2020 ) with the BCI Society being in progress of establishing. At the same time, a growing community of international artists is exploring the boundaries of brain physiology based interaction in cinema, theatre and interactive installations. Artists address questions of BNCI ethics and aesthetics which are often overlooked by scientists but which spur general public discussion.
Simultaneously we here the voices of BCI research community, especially young researchers, reasoning for collaboration with technologically oriented artists, which is not meeting proper response from institutions.
Our project's objective is to organize the international artistic community experimenting with BNCI technologies and link it to the BNCI scientific community. We will center our activities around a series of enhanced hackathons with incubation support programme for young researchers. – Hackathons will be used as a platform to stimulate learning and exchange between artists, scientists and BNCI technology providers. The tangible outcomes of these workshops will be 1) new Spinal Projects of young creative with potential for further development; 2) wide media coverage of these events; 3) new application ideas and technological requirements for BNCI technology providers (e.g. open source software), 4) new scientific insights, and 5) ethical reflection on (artistic) applications of BNCI.
Our project will bring the nascent artistic BNCI exploration to a new level of scientific and technological awareness, in turn raising public awareness of new neuroscientific tools and pushing the technology for exploring new applications inspired by artistic projections.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2015-CSA
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 140 873,25

Participants (6)

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 97 511,25
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING WAAG SOCIETY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 95 012,50
Address
Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARTSHARE INVESTIGACAO TECNOLOGIA EARTE LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 73 735
Address
Rua Quinta Velha 249
3860 249 Estarreja Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE SANTA LUCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 73 580
Address
Via Ardeatina 306
00179 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
T.S.R.ACT SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 54 015
Address
Kubelikova 27
13000 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TALLINN UNIVERSITY
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Address
Narva Road 25
10120 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments