Lecture: Aleksander Valjamae

Lecture by Aleksander Väljamäe on Neurodramaturgy of Physiology-based Interaction in Neurotheatre and Neurocinema.

Dec 2019
15:00 to 17:00

Lecture Saturday December 14th at 15:00 (free entrance!)

Neurodramaturgy of Physiology-based Interaction in Neurotheatre and Neurocinema
In his talk Aleksander Väljamäe will focus on neurocinema, neurotheatre and interactive installations that use human physiological data. It includes his work on the neurotheatre performance Demultiplexia, and reflects upon the neurocinematic performance DataWedeveloped for Resonances III Festival 2019 at the Joint Research Center, European Commission.Demultiplexiapremiered at Bozar Electronic Arts Festival in Brussels, BEAF 2017. The performance invited spectators to participate in a unique experience of non-verbal communication led by future cyber-enhanced humans. This neurotheatre performance embraced a number of emerging research topics such as neurocinematics, neurochoreography and collective Brain-Computer Interfaces. The recent work DataWeaddresses the topics of visual violence, disinformation, neurosecurity and behavioral policy in an interactive narrative that involves the audience into media manipulation.

Aleksander Väljamäe received his PhD in at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, in 2007 and is currently an associate professor in physiological computing at School of Digital Technologies at Tallinn University, Estonia. His current psychophysiology research concerns how audiovisual media influence humans on perceptual, cognitive and emotional levels, with particular stress on health/well-being and new applications (Brain-Computer Interfaces, neurocinema, neurotheatre). He actively participates in art and science projects, e.g., his technical directing of the “Multimodal Brain Orchestra” performance in 2009, Prague or directing neurotheatre performance "Demultiplexia" in 2017, Brussels. His latest neurocinema show is called DataWe produced for the Joint Research Center of European Commission.


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