Mind the Chair is an interactive installation which focuses on giving a real time audio/visual representation of the activity of our brain, and to show how it can be possible to control it. In fact, the installation allows to visualize the level of concentration of a person, through an audio/visual answer (LED lights and sounds manipulation). While using the headset it is easy to understand how it is possible to ‘control’ our brain and therefore to intervene on our level of concentration, to modify light intensity or filtering the sound.
Francesco Soave is born in Verona in 1990, he is currently working as developer in London. Musician, sound engineer and visual arts passionate, Soave develops interactive installations based on Kinect, Arduino, Mindwave and other devices.
The experience explores what qualities of movement convey a sense of presence, a sentience that is alive and sympathetic to your existence. The piece aims to create a meditative space into which the only thing retained is movement.
Installation posing the question of whether computers can be racist by highlighting the potential for discrimination of face recognition technology.