Week 7: Stefanos & Diaa
About two weeks ago, I discussed with my residence mate Stefanos, our common interests in order to begin to build an interdisciplinary artistic project that would adopt research-based artistic practices as a strategy to think and create.
In fact, we almost determine all main outlines of our project. The discussion began with considering our brain’s neural functions and how they may be used within an interactive context. But this is just the beginning, if we talked about such potential technical aspects, we also recognized that the conceptual frame has to be defined first.
Stefanos and me would like to try to generate a collective experience, using neural signals from multiple sources.
As Stefanos said; our project ties to collective phenomena in complex systems: the reveal depends on the emergence of collective behavior among the participants’ neural activity. As we dealt on this general idea, trough our work, we are going to suggest definition of some terms in our general statement in order to refine our project scope.
Actually, I suggest to focus on the memory as a mysterious collective phenomenon in our brain and how can we describe memory, as a preservative source or store, using language of quantum mechanics (is there any way to reinterpreted that store by the language of quantum mechanics?). Further, in order to refine our problem more, I would like to suggest investigating the role of our collective generative memory to generate knowledge: Is memory a source of knowledge (only a preservative source). Or it can generate new knowledge based its content?
I do not like to investigate this assumption physically, but I am sure that Stefanos is going to figure out an approachable way to deal with that investigation quantitatively, then after collecting appropriate material, I am going to design a digital environment based on Artificial Neural Network (ANN) in order to simulate our investigation in the form of an interactive art, in which viewers can examine their memories neurally and how they can build no-linear collective generative memory as a source to form knowledge visually.
I began to devote considerable time of my scheduled to work in, as I am extremely interested to create such critical investigation in order to emphasize the core role of the research-based artistic practices not only for the art but also for other several scientific domains. In the next blog, we are going to cover the basic principles of our project in order to frame its conceptual, technical, and experimental approaches.
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