Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
The Brain Streaming Project presents the means for people to connect and collaborate with one another by using only their brain waves. This non-verbal communication will be represented as a continuously evolving aural and visual expression, accessible to anyone logging on. The Brain Streaming Project will premiere with a one-hour international performance at physical and virtual locations including pocket computers and cellphones at www.brainstrearn.org. The transformed photo booth installations for the premiere performance will remain at each location for participation for the duration of the Fellowship term. For the duration of the performance, participants will be connected to electroencephalographs that amplify and identify their brain waves. The individual logon and brainwave data will be sent to the project server over the Internet, and entered into the server's database. The server then streams this information to the project's Web page, along with sounds and images that change dynamically as new input is received and viewed on touch screen monitors inside the booths, and on the Web. Brain Streaming is a metaphor for universal human consciousness. It reflects our similarities through the transformation of our converging thought patterns into the creation of a collaborative virtual collage.