REGEN3 will present the latest developments in EEG brainwave music research, by presenting an ensemble comprised of Toronto jazz musicians playing music which is driven and altered by the brainwaves of the audience. This novel form of live audience feedback interaction will create music which is responsive to the collective consciousness of the audience. The evening's music and mood will be "regenerated" by the audience throughout the evening.
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DECONISM Gallery presents an evening's dialogue between Maurice Benayoun, an internationally recognized interactive virtual reality artist and public intellectual in the area of new media and technology, and Professor Steve Mann, the acclaimed inventor of the wearable computer and the world's first photographic cyborg. The evening of discussion will be moderated by Professor Derrick de Kerckhove, Director of the Marshall McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology. Benayoun and Mann have both probed the nature of the reality through technological mediation. The dialogue will be a probe into a future of awareness, the nature of consciousness reacting to technological extensions, and the ensuing effects upon individuals, culture, and society. Audience questions and participation will be encouraged.
Thanks also to Rogers, Jack Frost lighting, Yorkville audio, and to all the others who helped with this project.