A couple of days ago I found myself in the middle of a debate about commercial art galleries. Are they glorified dealers, selecting only art that fits a narrow, profit-oriented, white-cube ideal? Or are they operators in cultural cohesion, inviting community and collectors to share in the owner's artistic vision over a free beer at openings?
Jason Bruges is a well-known name in the interactive arts & architecture in the UK. Nine years ago he started a studio that:
"create[s] interactive spaces and surfaces that sit between the worlds of architecture, interaction design and site-specific installation art. Our projects range from large-scale building facades and public art to interactive interior environments and products"
There is a whole team (17 credited on the website), producing under this name and they take on a number of large scale commissions in any given year.
The only EEG stuff I've seen before was Mick Grierson using it at a dorkbot-style event to 'find out' if a friend of his 'is gay' (take this in the childish scoffing at the notion of homosexuality sense of things). Over a period of 5 minutes, Mick flashed up fast, subliminal homoerotic pictures on a projector, in amongst a control set of heteroerotic images, and monitored the EEG waves for spikes suggesting subconscious approval.
Originally this blog was supposed to be about me spewing out all kinds of insights into the workings of other people's creative practice. High hopes. Well, I have to start somewhere. I spent my first morning of research reading all the comments on an archived vimeo fist-fight.