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ICAT Playdate: Embodied Art is a Course

ICAT Playdate: Embodied Art

Ended Oct 20, 2023
1 credit

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Term: Fall 2023

Date: October 20th, 2023

Time: 8:30am - 9:30am

Location: Community Assembly in the Creativity + Innovation District Living-Learning Community

Instructor: Phyllis Newbill

Presented By: Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT)



Our brain consists of billions of neurons that generate rhythmic electrical fields when they communicate with each other. When summed together, these fields are strong enough to be recorded at the level of the scalp through electroencephalography (EEG). Through data sonification, we transformed rhythms of the brain to rhythms of sound through a live performance at The Cube. A dancer wore an EEG cap and had their brain activity sonified in real-time while responding to the sound of their brain, a representation of neurofeedback. Meanwhile, a live floor projection tracked their motion, as if the dancer was the hemodynamic response within the active brain. Join us as we discuss the dynamics of human brain analysis through sonification and projection mapping. This event was hosted by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) and the Embodied Brain Lab. The performance featured Melissa Leib, Noor Tasnim, and Dr. Julia C. Basso.

Speakers: Noor Tasnim, PhD Student, Graduate Program in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health

Ben Beiter, PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Sooruj Bhatia, Bachelor’s of Architecture Student, School of Architecture, Arts, and Design

Theresa Libera, PhD Candidate, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics

Robyn Hansen, PhD Student, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics


Dr. Julia C. Basso, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise