Global Mind Field

workshop

Global Mind Field – Interactive workshop, ISEA Sydney.  A social experiment in creative connection and neural synchronisation through art.  This project was designed to demonstrate evidence of congruent brainwave activity, occurring between two people that are creatively engaged. Through an EEG video effects interface, participants observed their brainwaves generating real-time imagery. While simultaneously focusing on mentally tuning into each other. 

 

Workshop Description:

Participants received a basic introduction to the project followed by EEG headset fitting and sensor calibration. Each person was provided with a 16-channel Emotiv EEG headset and laptop for the duration of the workshop. The process commenced with individual exercises to focus the mind, progressing to paired interactions where participants attempted to generate mutually responsive brainwave activity, validated by visually coherent video effects. A neuro-feedback process assisted in maintaining focused connection while amplifying participants’ Theta brainwave frequencies – commonly associated with dream states and enhanced creativity.  The workshop concluded with a brief informal discussion and reflection on people’s experiences.  As this project was part of the ongoing Global Mind Project initiative, participants were given the choice to take part in an anonymous qualitative research study documenting subjective experiences and visual outcomes on completion of the workshop.