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NO HAMMER NEEDED: The wonderful world of neurointeractive art.

Season 1, Ep. 18


Since completing her degree in interactive art 30 years ago Luciana Haill has worked at the cutting edge of the field. She recounts how childhood meningitis got her interested in the brain and Grey Walter's 'The Living Brain' the EEG - she sold her car in order to buy a portable EEG recorder, her tool for exploring the boundary of consciousness. More recently, her obsession with lost historical artefacts led her to create the Arts Council funded 'Apparitions' app - the app recreates lost landmarks when a phone is pointed at the original site (such as the 900 foot St Leonards pier, demolished over 70 years ago - and it really does, as I saw last weekend). Future projects explore aspects of nostalgia and grief.


Participants: 

Luciana Haill, visual and mixed media artist. Formerly Research Artist Sussex University, Department of Informatics, and Department of Psychology and Social Sciences, Greenwich University. 

https://lucianahaill.wordpress.com


Ken Barrett, visual artist, writer and retired neuropsychiatrist.

http://www.kenbarrettstudio.co.uk/ 

The following links relate to the projects discussed:

https://sites.google.com/view/nohammerneeded/no-hammer

https://apparitions.site/

https://lucianahaill.files.wordpress.com/2021/10/dreamonline-cobwebgenienmo1.png

https://lucianahaill.wordpress.com/2022/03/14/creativity-culture-capital-my-interview-video-immersive-spotlight-on-the-future-of-live-performance/


https://doc.gold.ac.uk/aisb50/AISB50-S12/AISB50-S12-Haill-paper.pdf


Music by Stephen Brown: Extract from Brainland Act 1 Scene 2.


Brainland the opera: https://www.brainlandtheopera.co.uk


Sketch by KB.

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