Workshop: somagrid – Neuro Interactive Installation

Erika Mondria (AT), Marika Jasmine Grasso (IT)

Ars Electronica Center, Neuro Bionics, level -3
Start Date – 5:0:00 PM

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The workshop somagrid deals with physical signal percepts, biometric data, and AI-based technologies. Participants will wear a brain-wave device while exploring their own veracity and learn about their “intrinsic interaction”© in relation to the use of biosensor and tactile technology. The output, an individual haptic “neurophysiological print”, and the tactile experiences from the previously given tasks can reveal undiscovered personal traits.

Please note: Registration required. Seat tickets (max. 8 persons)


Erika Mondria (AT)

Erika Mondria is a certified mental trainer and biometric art-based researcher. She develops physically transformative brain (organ) machine interaction methods based on neuroscience, art, and cultural studies. As a researcher her focus is on the reciprocity of mental and physical processes, biometric data, and their manifestations in artistic scenarios. She studied Cultural Studies, Philosophy at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (AT) Transmedia-Spatial Art, University of Art and Design Linz (AT), Sculpture Art in Marseille, Aix-Marseille Université (F), Fine Art, London Institute, Camberwell University of Arts and Central St. Martins University of Arts London (GB), PhD research at Interface Culture, University Linz (AT)  She is a member of  the International BCI Society.

Marika Jasmine Grasso (IT)

Marika is an artist PhD candidate at Sheffield Hallam funded by L4L Lab4Living, Royal Collage of Art, Central Saint Martin London and Research England. Her approach is material practice-based approach, to explore neuroaesthetics and tactile-technology relationships. Her work Beyond Touchscreens was exhibited at the CHI University of Bolzano and Stanley Gallery, Kingston. She took part in Activism Neuroaesthetics in Cognitive Capitalism organised by SFSIA. Her work TS#25 was exhibited in Conversations in Practic/se at YAS.


Neuro-Concept and project development, Neuro-interactive Performance:  Erika Mondria (AT)
WS-Performance, neuroaesthetics of textiles and tactile technology: Marika Jasmine Grasso (IT)
g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
Microprocessor Programming: Elena Falomo (IT)