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»Brain Wave Drawings«
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© Nina Sobell 1973

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Cite
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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Nina Sobell - »Brain Wave Drawings«”. https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/brainwave-drawings-1973-present-1.html (retrieved 2021-19-03). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Nina Sobell - »Brain Wave Drawings«}, url = {https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/brainwave-drawings-1973-present-1.html}, urldate = {retrieved 2021-19-03}
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1973-74 M. Barry Sterman's Lab: Grass Valley EEG/ink trace; Tectronix Oscilloscope constructed by Mike TrivichSony SEG-1; 2 Sony video cameras/ 1-monitor/ 1-Reel to reel 1/2" b/w video recorder DEC PDP 11 computer
1975 Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX: NASA oscilloscope; EEG/inktrace; Sony SEG-1 (special effects generator- superimposition);oscillating colorizer; 2-video cameras; 1-3/4" Sony Umatic recorder with 1 remote control for two participants; 1-monitor.
1979 Dick Heiser's The Computer Store: generic EEG; Life Game software, Sony SEG- 1; 2-video cameras, MAC/ Monitor.
1980 Chris Matthews digital graphics; generic EEG; 2-video cameras; MAC computer/monitor
1983 The Artist and Computer Show LBMA (Kathy Huffman curator) Kong Liu's color-keyed brain wave digital graphics generated on MAC/monitor; Cortical Mirror EEG, 2-Sony video cameras; 1- video recorder.
1991 NYU ITP generic EEG; 2-video cameras; Sobell's photoshop animated stills, 1-montor
1992 Bronx River Art Gallery- Nina Sobell's photoshop animated graphics; Masahiro Kahata's IBVA EEG /graphics; Mac computer; Sobell's audio prompts; 2 audio headsets; 2- video cameras; Special Effects Generator.
1997
Descriptions & Essays
Nina Sobell 18-02-2021
BrainWave Drawings/Non-verbal communication: on an oscilloscope, one person is emitting brainwave data via the x-axis, the other via the Y-axis; when both emit the same brainwave pattern simultaneously, a circular configuration or Lissajous pattern forms. The drawing is then superimposed on their faces, creating an internal and external portrait. The results were fed into a DEC PDP-11computer, proving synchronicity and providing the stream of influence between the two participants. Often, when one person emitted Alpha and the other was emitting Beta, then that person would begin emitting Alpha, following each other. This was performed at the Sepulveda VA Neuropsychology Lab, California with Dr. M. Barry Sterman, Mike Trivich, Brian Routh aka Harry Kipper and Nina Sobell in 1974.
Nina Sobell: Brain Wave Drawings, 18-02-2021, in: Archive of Digital Art
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