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Sat Sep 10, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Sat Sep 10, 2022, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat Sep 10, 2022, 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Sun Sep 11, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Sun Sep 11, 2022, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun Sep 11, 2022, 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
Ars Electronica Center, Main Gallery (Level -3), Neurobionics / Neurotechnology

Nachtalb is an immersive installation that enables brain-to-brain interaction. With the help of electroencephalography, brain activity is measured, reduced to a main frequency and translated in multisensory Virtual Reality. The sensory translation is synchronized with the respective brain frequency and can therefore be perceived equally on one level. This enables a feedback loop where the user’s brain activity generates a sensory output that influences the brain activity input again. Nachtalb presents the interaction of BCI and multisensory VR technology with the capability of offering a new form of encounter with yourself. The source of the user’s perception is the translation of their neural oscillations: Combining these technologies enables the user’s brain to interact with itself.

Project Team: Concept, Design, Development: AIKEN CURA / Sound Design: Jacqueline Butzinger / Signal Processing: Mathieu Josserand / Neuroscience Consulting: Sebastian Lammers, Jülich Research Center / Brain-Computer-Interface Consulting: g.tec medical Engineering GmbH / Photo: Amely Sommer / Special thanks to Prof. Dr. Frank Heidmann.