MFA Student Project Selected for Development by Medialab-Prado in Madrid


Art & Technology Graduate student Jessica Ann is currently in Madrid, Spain pursuing a project titled Biofeedback Cinema at Medialab Prado Comunidad. Jessica’s Biofeedback Cinema is an expanded-cinema-experiment (ECE) that connects an actor’s brain to a camera via an open source brain-computer-interface (BCI). The system proposed operates in lieu of a traditional cinematographer. In this case, the actor’s brainwaves are dictating the final composition (camera focus, aperture, position, etc).

Jessica began development of her project in the New Media Robotics course taught by Professor Ken Rinaldo and is now collaborating with a team in Madrid that includes a programmer, a choreographer, and a video producer. You can learn more about the project and follow their daily progress here.

For more information about programs at Medialab-Prado Madrid, visit their site here.