Torpedo Factory Art Center

Summary

Paras Kaul will be presenting brainwave wellness and new media at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria. Using EEG and brainwave interactive media, the degree of coherence between the brain’s right and left hemispheres provides a representation of an individual’s energetic condition. Disciplines that incorporate meditative practices lower brainwave frequencies, which stimulates the flow of energy in the body. Combining new media and stillness practices has the potential to accelerate learning processes and expand human consciousness, thus facilitating the evolutionary process.

The DC SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques) has partnered with the Torpedo Factory to feature presentations related to technology and new media.

Brain to Computer Interfacing (BCI) for Well-Being

Paras Kaul gave a presentation about her current work with neurofeedback and music as part of the Healing Arts Ensemble at George Mason University. She is a Volunteer Research Associate for the Music and Well-Being Program at the university. She also discussed how to train your brain using neurofeedback to determine the brain wave state you are in; how EEG is used in (BCI) systems, and the relationship between EEG analysis and brain wave states. She demonstrated a new, cost efficient neurofeedback device that uses Arduino technology, which will soon be available to the public. As a follow-up to last year’s presentation on Raspberry Pi technology used for teaching Boolean girls how to program animation, she presented new technology in development for kids to learn about robotics.

The DC SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques) has partnered with the Torpedo Factory Art Center to feature presentations related to  technology and new media. Stay tuned for information related to future brain wave presentations at the Torpedo Factory through DC SIGGRAPH.

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