Background of the project
The project Brainloop evolves from the projects “Nuclear
Body” (1998) and “Brainscore
– Incorporeal communication” (2000).
This project is the result of a research about one of the diagnostic
techniques used in the field of nuclear medicine: radio-isotopic
scanning or schintigraphy.
It was carried out with the consultancy and support of the Oncological
Institute of Ljubljana's Clinic Centre and financed by the Ministry
of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality
Nuclear Body dealt with the creation of an objective virtual
double of a human being, with the purpose to use it further
on as its representation in digital environments.
– Incorporeal communication
Brainscore - incorporeal communication is a performance for
two operators, which act in a virtual reality environment through
their avatars. This performance attempts to avoid completely
physical participation of operators in the management of avatars.
The task is achieved by triggering command on a console through
a system based on operator's brain waves signals and an eye
movement tracking system. The aim of the performance is to create
a controlled flow of information, in terms of audio-visual messages,
in order to establish a primitive form of communication between
the two performers as well as between them and the audience.