Description of the challenges faced by the Tech Project
The challenges of this Tech project are to create and enable the artistic experience of seeing dance and hearing music in normally seeing and in congenitally blind people through tactile sensation. Based on data from motion capture the team has previously created 3D printed body objects that were explored through touch. The project focuses on dance movement of the whole body and its sonification to be rendered in material objects.
Brief description of technology
The host institute offers an excellent research infrastructure to carry out the project. The facilities for psychophysical testing (EMG and EEG) are outstanding and Maastricht University is a world-class brain imaging center, which gives privileged access for our fMRI studies and multimodal imaging. In addition to behavioral experiments, the main tools are a) comparative patient studies, neuropsychological test batteries and structured assessment of emotion and social cognition; b) Physiological measures; c) MRI Methods (Structural MR, Functional MRI, Retinotopic mapping of visual areas, structural (DTI) and functional connectivity analysis (Granger causality); d) MEG and EEG Recordings e) IVR (immersive virtual reality tools) combined with EEG or TMS; f) a wide selection of patients and social-culturally diverse groups
What the project is looking to gain from the collaboration and what kind of artist would be suitable
An artist interested in visualizing the artistic expression of dance movements through 3D printing
Resources available to the artist
office facility, studio facility, technical equipment, internet connection, laboratory, and periods of availability for artistic production, staff possibly allocated to the project, available budget for travel, consumables and equipments