Neuro-Tech Spezial, Credit: Ars Electronica / Birgit Cakir

Neuro-Tech Special: Biometrics and neurotechnology in relevance to society

Sat 18. May 2024 14:00 – 15:00

Neurotechnologies collect biometric data. Biometric data is used to identify people. But can this data already reflect our wishes, our preferences, our cognitive performance and illnesses?

Price: Valid museum ticket

The commercialization of devices that record our brain data is progressing rapidly. In clinical applications, scientific-technical achievements of so-called neurotechnologies such as brain-computer interfaces and magnetoencephalography are often the only way to support patients efficiently, but how can neurotechnologies be used privately? This Neuro-Tech Special presentation illustrates how brain data measurement works and the advantages and disadvantages for society. Your experiences with biometric measuring devices, dangers, advantages, limits and possibilities of these technologies will be discussed together with Erika Mondria in this presentation.

Erika Mondria

Neuro-tech expert Erika Mondria has dedicated decades to observing human behavior. She uses biometric measurement technologies as a powerful tool to make the seemingly invisible (actions) tangible. As a mental trainer and PhD researcher, she illuminates the reciprocity of mental and physical processes from unusual perspectives. Her neuro-interactive installations allow “body-mind-technology connections” to be experienced not only in one’s own body, but also to become visible on the outside. Numerous training and further education courses such as: Hypnotherapy, Neuroscience, Mental Training and Neurorehabilitation and her studies: Cultural Studies, Transmedial Space (AT), Fine Art (GB), Sculpture (FR) flow into her work, always guided by the question of the range and effectiveness of the “body BEING”.