NeuroKnitting II

This is our second NeuroKnitting project, where brain activity is used to generate personal patterns for knitwear. Whereas the the first one was based on Bach’s Goldberg Variations as a musical stimulus for brain response this new approach developed in Salzburg (Austria) makes use of different musical pieces by Mozart, also introducing live music conditions and location as perceptual stimuli.

While in a residency at SUBNET (Salzburg), we kept exploring affective responses to music and evocative locations => see below.

The pattern of knitwear contained both affective and musical information embedded in the garment. Two affective features were chose: engagement and relaxation. The first was represented by a dotted pattern that increased and decreased according to user’s engage. On the other hand, the mean of relaxation indices was estimated in bins of 50 samples and displayed through color (red, black and blue). The pattern turns red when relaxation is below 0.3 in average, black when relaxation is between 0.3 and 0.6, and blue when relaxation is higher than 0.6. Finally, the envelope of the chosen music was estimated and represented as a dotted pattern.

Music: Mozart – Requiem In D Minor K626 – Sequentia Dies Irae
Place: Marstallschwemme Pferdeschwemme

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Mozart – Die Zauberflote: Der Holle Rache
Place: Kapuzinerberg – Salzburg

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Music: Mozart. Requiem In D minor, K626 – 5. Rex Tremendae Majestatis
Place: Residenzplatz, Salzburg

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Music: Mozart – Marriage of Figaro – Voice Che sapete
Place: St.Johannes am Imberg, Salzburg

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