Designer David Carson and artist Thijs Biersteker collaborate on an ultra-cool responsive art installation that is set to open in Amsterdam this week. Appropriately dubbed 'Mind Over Matter,' attendees are encouraged to wear EEG (electroencephalography) headbands that actively collect and send brain data to the work. The interactive art reacts in accordance to the received stimuli — from the tranquil reflection of calm meditative states to the "frenzied" visual communication of anxious, worrisome minds.
David Carson and Thijs Biersteker's responsive art is meant to be experienced in groups with the intent of drawing attention to "the power of collective action." Absolutely mind-boggling (pun intended), the brainwave-controlled installation is a good cross-over between art, science and technology.