Clear Noise

Clear Noise is a work created by the arts and technology studio Seeper. An interactive installation about focus in a world of distraction, it was exhibited at Le Cube, Paris in December 2012 as a part of the NEMO festival of digital arts.

Electromagnetic radiation is read from the brain using an Emotiv EPOC EEG sensor which is used to estimate the participant’s emotional state. This is represented visually through four rings orbiting a central brain, each created procedurally as an organically evolving form, and sonically through a responsive soundscape. Each ring represents the strength of a different mental state sensed by the brain sensors: noise, frustration, excitement and meditation. As the wearer focuses their mind and reduces the noise, these rings converge into a single point.

Role: Creative coder, part of the design and on-site installation team.

Tools: C++, OpenGL, GLSL, Emotiv SDK, Qt