Can shared intimate experience of social touch be mediated through multi-brain-computer interface (Multi-brain BCI) interaction in public space? Two artistic EEG KISS orchestrations, both multi-modal, multi-brain BCIs, are shown to create novel shared experiences of social touch in public space. These orchestrations purposefully disrupt and translate known forms of face-to-face connection and sound, to re-orchestrate unfamiliar sensory syntheses of seeing, hearing, touching and moving, connected to data-visualization and audification of brain activity. The familiar sensory relations between ‘who you kiss and who is being kissed, what you see and what you hear’ are captured in a model of digital synaesthetics in multi-modal multi brain BCI interaction for social touch. This model links hosted self-disclosure, witnessing, dialogue and reflection to intimate experience in public space through syntheses of the senses. As such, this model facilitates the design of new shared intimate experiences of multi modal multi brain BCI interaction through social touch in public space.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Brain Art
Subtitle of host publicationBrain-Computer Interfaces for Artistic Expression
EditorsAnton Nijholt
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages207-228
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-14323-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Research areas

  • Social engagement Interactive digital art, Shared experience, Intimate touch, Multi-modal multi-brain computer interface, Public space

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