Brain imaging tools often claim to allow an insight into our inner world; our levels of alertness and restfulness, sleep and wakefulness, and on a very basic level, our thought processes. The researchers for this week have been developing audiovisual software that manipulates the raw waveform data from these affordable logging devices, allowing visitors in the Lab to both see and hear different representations of their own brainwaves in real time, and to investigate how contrasting stimuli in the gallery setting might change these readings. Through the week they will also produce 3D printed 'cartesian sculptures' from the data exploring ideas of what it is that represents us in a portrait, from traditional to unorthodox.
TOG is a hackerspace based in the centre of Dublin, Ireland. It is a shared space where members have a place to be creative and work on their projects in an environment that is both inspiring and supportive of both new and old technologies.
Visitors to LIFELOGGING can pop into the Lab any time to meet a lifelogger who'll be doing research and workshops that you can get hands-on with and delve into the world of data. Every week will see a different lifelogger take over, so be sure to drop in regularly!
Have you ever wanted to listen to music without using your ears? Turn your head into a speaker? Check out TOG's workshop here.
The LIFELOGGING Lab is supported by Irish Design 2015.