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Full paper / In pursuit of the Schizomachine: for a(n) (in)possible listening
- Abstract: The Schizomachine is an ongoing work-research that consists in the development of a wearable neuro-biofeedback system for aesthetic-affective experiences. As all research is also a creative process, this work, thought to be introduced in an artistic context, crosses other fields beyond Art and Product Design, such as Computing, Biology and Engineering. In search of the realization of the ideas that emerged throughout the process, listening and sound (Schaeffer, 1966; Schafer, 1969; Cage, 1973; Pelling & Gimzewski, 2002) came out as important concepts, which have guided the research so far. This article addresses the intuitive path that has been traced from the very first idea to the very first prototype, with the aim of reaching other possible listenings.
- Biography: Maria Lucília Borges is Associate Professor at the Federal University of Ouro Preto – UFOP, Campus Mariana, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, PhD and Master in Communication and Semiotics by Pontificial Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP) and Graduated in Graphic Design at State University of São Paulo (UNESP/Bauru). From her current position as permanent Professor at UFOP, since 2012, she has been teaching Aesthetics, Sound Art and Graphic Design to Journalism students, with whom she has been creating art installations, performances and exhibitions. Currently, her research is focused on Art (music and art installation), Affective Technologies (biosensors, neuro-biofeedback systems and smart textiles) and Sensitive Processes of Communication (silence, listening and human body’s affections).
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