Artistic brain-computer interfaces: the expression and stimulation of the user's affective state

Marvin Andujar, Chris S. Crawford, Antinus Nijholt, France Jackson, Juan E. Gilbert

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    Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is rapidly transitioning to STEAM, which is the integration of the arts and design into the sciences. This transition is due to the need of adapting creativity in the sciences and engineering fields. This demonstrates the growing importance of the arts contribution towards the sciences in various ways. An area, where art shows promise is in Brain-Computer Interfaces. In this paper, we propose a definition for Artistic Brain-Computer Interfaces (Artistic BCI) from a Passive BCI perspective. We defined its composition in four fields: Human-Computer Interaction, Neurophysiology, Art, and Computing. This definition is based on the user’s state stimulation and expression and how art could help us and the end user understand the user’s affective state. We also discuss its applicability towards different areas and how these areas can benefit from Artistic BCI.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)60-69
    Number of pages10
    JournalBrain-Computer Interfaces
    Issue number2-3
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015


    • EWI-26324
    • HMI-CI: Computational Intelligence
    • HMI-IE: Information Engineering
    • Artistic brain-computer interfaces
    • IR-98400
    • artistic bci
    • affective BCI
    • User Experience
    • METIS-314973
    • Human computer interaction

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