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Neuroscience For Artists, Programmers, and Anybody Inbetween - Sold Out!



Neuroscience For Artists, Programmers, and Anybody In Between: How to Measure Your Biological Signals and Make Them Work For You! (Taught By A Real Neuroscientist /Artist).

The Volumetric Society is thrilled to present an action packed chock full of information course on how you can make art from your biological signals.

What information can you take from your mental and physical states, and how can bio-signals be integrated into art, fashion, games, toys, social media, medical devices, sports equipment and other applications? The class will primarily be a how-to discussion and demonstration of various sensing technologies you can measure with simple circuitry taught by a real neuroscientist. Come and learn the foundations of how to use your own and others bodies as hardware and software – where the sky or the mind is the only iimit! No experience necessary except the ability to use a computer.

More information can be found at: >

Dates: April 13th, 2013
When: 11AM-5PM
Where: 54 Maujer, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Level: Intermediate
Max # of Students: 15
Prerequisite: Must be computer literate.
Student Discounts & Installment plans available – email us for info.
Tuition: $100. A $25 non-refundable deposit holds your place.
Please read our Registration & Cancellation Policy.

Topics Covered:

What are biometrics?
What can you do with them?
Health tracking
Emotion sensing
Biometrics and Sensors
Muscle activity
Organ volume
Heart Rate
Heart Rate Variability
Blood pressure
Blood Volume Pulse and SpO2
Electrodermal Activity (EDA/GSR)
Facial Expression
Eye Tracking
Brain Activity
+ more…
Pick Your Brain Activity: How to capture and analyze EEG Introduction
Measuring brain activity
Organization of the cerebral cortex
Representation in the brain
Principals of EEG
Analysis of EEG
How to monitor EEG
Overview of off-the-shelf options
Demonstration and try-out
Benefits/drawbacks of OTS EEG options
Pitfalls of EEG
Problems of understanding the brain
Dashing expectations

About the instructor:
Sean Montgomery is a new media artist and engineer in New York City. While finishing his Ph.D. in neuroscience, Sean began to consider the fact that from the perspective of a neuron inside the human brain, both a cold winter day and the embrace of a loved one feels like a sequence of electrical impulses. Thinking about the development of new technologies as a lens to let viewers trace back to their own biological existence and reflect on their most basic connection to the world around them, Sean looks forward to exploring how technology can enhance our understanding of ourselves and create new ways for people to interact with one another and the objects around them.

More information about his art and engineering work can be found at:

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  • Michaelhussar

    Regarding the brief discussion about open source journals, research etc. during the workshop: Here is a link to an open access site for research journals and books across many many areas of interest. The actual link shows resources on EEG but if you explore further, you'll find a wealth of other information as well:

    April 15, 2013

  • Ellen P.


    April 14, 2013

  • Michaelhussar

    Great stuff, really interesting attendees. Thanks to Sean and the organizers. Looking forward to the follow up.

    April 14, 2013

  • Conor R.

    Awesome presentation, Sean! It was great meeting everyone that attended. We should get a follow-up design and build day organized soon.

    April 14, 2013

  • John J. Z.

    I could wile away the hours
    Conferrin' with the flowers
    Consultin' with the rain
    And my head I'd be scratchin'
    While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
    If I only had a brain

    I really enjoyed Sean's presentation of ways to poke into the noggin and monitor the nervous system. Great job explaining a somewhat brainy subject. Attended by an interesting range of brains... OK, I'll stop now. ;-)

    April 14, 2013

  • Stephen L.

    excellent presentation, clear, engaging, full of information and inspiration

    April 13, 2013

  • Crystal

    Great overview of the tech and physiology. The attendees were full of interesting questions and ideas as well. I only wish I'd gotten to check out the Truth bracelet! Ellen mentioned a potential follow-up to do some hands on making related to the content here -- wonderful idea. Nice meeting you all.

    April 13, 2013

  • Diego

    Good lecture, I thought I'd be completely lost with all the neuroscience talk, but it was very approachable! Great work by Sean Montgomery! Amazing attendees too! Nice meeting all of you!

    April 13, 2013

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