Fortune Teller

Fortune Teller is an interactive installation which makes use of brain-sensing technology to playfully interrogate the resonance between these contemporary devices and earlier technologies and practices which interwove science and magic such as Mesmerism. Through an EEG device a sitter’s brain activity is parsed to output their fortune (work in progress).

Fortune Teller tests

connecting EEG to OSC

EEG "mellow" frequency

EEG >> OSC >> Max MSP

Maintaining a "mellow" state of mind causes blue square to turn to whit and pitch of audio to shift

Dana Cooley 2018