A brain-computer interface that turns emotional states into colourful lights. The mask reveals and augments the feelings of the wearer.
Concept, design, EEG data collection and analysis, electronics
Deutsches Museum, MakerFaire Sardinia, 3DExperience Munich, Copernicus Center, Zentrum für Lehrkräftebildung Hamburg, Showroom technologique Paris-Saclay
Ninon Lizé Masclef. (2023). Symbiotic Co-Creation with AI. Ninon Lizé Masclef. In AI & HCI Workshop at the 40th International Conference on Machine Learning, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Ninon Lizé Masclef and Anne Asensio. (2023). 'Art & Science' Talk Panel at CATIA World Summit. ZHL. Hamburg, Germany. Ninon Lizé Masclef. (2023). Strange Loops : Augmenting Feelings. In Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2023.
SolidWorks Fabricademy scholarship ($8000)
brain-computer interface, affective computing, 3D printing, wearable, hacking, music performance
Strange loops is a brain-computer interface that turns emotional states into colorful lights. Inspired by electric fields from the brain amplified by EEG, the mask reveals and augments the feelings of the wearer. By externalizing the inner world, it creates a language of the imperceptible. In this respect, it investigates how wearable technology can create new forms of nonverbal communication.

This mask was my final project for Fabricademy, Textile and Technology Academy, a 6-month intensive postgraduate program at the intersection of digital fabrication, textiles and biology. I received a scholarship from Dassault Systemes Solidworks to attend Fabricademy 2021-22 at FABLAB DIGISCOPE | LISN | UPSACLAY | Université Paris-Saclay.

Music Performance

I created with this wearable a series of brainwave music performances. During the performance, emotional states are inferred from EEG signals using machine learning algorithms that modulate generative music. The self becomes visible through this feedback process, emphasizing emotional states that structure the topology of the self (G. Simondon, 2020). Additionally, in a 8-channel version of this performance motor imagery decoded from brain activity spatializes sound on stage.


Interview with Dassault Systèmes