PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Dr Polina Zioga.
A Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance is a new type of interactive performative work combining live cinema and the use of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs). The project has led to the development of a new system, which has enabled so far the simultaneous multi-brain interaction of one performer and two audience members using Electroencephalography (EEG)-based BCIs in the context of live cinema and mixed-media performances. It was implemented for the first time in ‘Enheduanna – A Manifesto of Falling’ Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance, which was also a neuroscience experiment in a real-life environment with the presence of public audience.
Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology, Electroencephalography (EEG), Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs), EEG Analysis, EEG Signal Processing, Experimental Neuroscience, MAX/MSP, Interactive Media, Audience Participation, Live Cinema, Mixed-Media, Interactive Storytelling.
AWARDS & SUPPORT
–Top-Ranked LABS Abstracts 2017 (Leonardo, MIT Press).
–NEON Organization 2014-2015 Grant for Performance Production.
– Zioga, P. and Katsinavaki, A. (2015) ‘Enheduanna – A Manifesto of Falling’ Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance. Polina Zioga. dir. CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK. First Performance: 29 July 2015.
– Zioga, P. (2019) From Neurocinematics to Live Brain-Computer Cinema: Audience Research, Co-Authorship and Film Form. In: ECREA Film Studies Section conference ‘Research Methods in Film Studies: Challenges and Opportunities’. Ghent, Belgium, 18-19 October 2019.
– Zioga, P. (2018) Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance. Leonardo. 51(5): 531. doi: 10.1162/leon_a_01671
– Zioga, P., Pollick, F., Ma, M., Chapman, P. and Stefanov, K. (2018) “Enheduanna—A Manifesto of Falling” Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance: Performer and Audience Participation, Cognition and Emotional Engagement Using Multi-Brain BCI Interaction. Front. Neurosci. 12:191. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2018.00191
– Zioga, P., Chapman, P., Ma, M. and Pollick, F. (2016) Enheduanna – A Manifesto of Falling: first demonstration of a Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance with multi-brain BCI interaction for one performer and two audience members. Digital Creativity. 28 (2): 103-122. ISSN 1462-6268. doi: 10.1080/14626268.2016.1260593
– Zioga, P., Chapman, P., Ma, M. and Pollick, F. (2015) A Hypothesis of Brain-to-Brain Coupling in Interactive New Media Art and Games Using Brain-Computer Interfaces. In: Göbel, S., Ma, M., Baalsrud Hauge, J., Oliveira, M.F., Wiemeyer, J., Wendel, V. (Eds.) (2015) Serious Games First Joint International Conference, JCSG 2015, Huddersfield, UK, June 3-4, 2015, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, LNCS 9090. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Germany: 103-113. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-19126-3_9
– Zioga, P., Chapman, P., Ma, M. and Pollick, F. (2014) A Wireless Future: performance art, interaction and the brain-computer interfaces. In: Sa A., Carvalhais M., McLean A. (Eds.) (2015) Proceedings of ICLI 2014 – INTER-FACE: International Conference on Live Interfaces, 19-23 November 2014, Lisbon, Portugal. Porto University, CECL & CESEM (NOVA University), MITPL (University of Sussex): 220-230. ISBN: 978-989-746-060-9.
LECTURES & TALKS
– Zioga, P. (2022) Digital Art and Neurosciences. The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, Contemporary Space Athens, 20 May 2022.
– Zioga, P. (2018) Multi-Brain BCI Interaction for Live Cinema: Performer and Audience Participation, Cognition and Emotional Engagement. University of Nottingham, Mixed Reality Lab, 15 June 2018.
– Zioga, P. (2016) Art, Science and The Brain: A Personal Perspective. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Exchange Talks Programme, Fyfe Lecture Theatre, 7 November 2016.
– Zioga, P. (2016) Is It Art or Is It Science? A Journey Inside the Brain. Glasgow School of Art, BA (Hons) Interaction Design, Barnes Building Lecture Theatre, 23 February 2016.
– Zioga, P. (2015) Real-Time Passive Multi-Brain Interaction in “Enheduanna – A Manifesto of Falling” Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance. University of Glasgow, School of Psychology, Perception Action Cognition Lab, 13 November 2015.
– Zioga, P. (2014) The use of brain-computer interfaces and application development in real-time audio-visual performances. Glasgow School of Art, Digital Design Studio, 10 April 2014.
PRESS ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS
–Lawrence, L. (2022) Was Enheduanna the World’s First Author?. Interview with Polina Zioga. Interviewed by L. Lawrence for AramcoWorld, March / April.
– Zioga, P. (2019) Culture Crossover: Interactive Filmmaking Lab adds immersion to movies.Interview with Polina Zioga. Interviewed by T. Macaulay for TechWorld, 27 September.
– Zioga, P. and Schwartz, D. (2018) Will mind-controlled films change cinema? Chips with Everything podcast. Interviewed by Jordan Erica Webber and produced by Danielle Stephens for The Guardian, 27 July.
– Zioga, P. (2018) New research shows how brain-computer interaction is changing cinema. The Conversation.
Polina Zioga Production | Directing | Brain-Computer Interface | Live Visuals
Anastasia Katsinavaki Texts | Theatrical Performance
Minas Borboudakis Music Composition | Sound Design | Live Electronics
Eleni Onasoglou Direction of Photography
Alexander Horowitz Max MSP Jitter Programming
Ines Bento Coelho Choreography
Bruce Robertson Software Engineering
Ioli Michalopoulou Costumes Design & Creation
Hanan Makki Graphic Design
Jack McCombe Video Documentation
Catherine M. Weir Photo Documentation
Alison Ballantine Finance Management
Brian McGeough Business Development Management
Jessica Evelyn Argo Brain-Computer Interface Technical Assistance
Alexandra Gabrielle Video Documentation
Shannon Bolen Sound Recording
Dr Paul Chapman Research Supervision
Prof. Minhua Eunice Ma Research Supervision
Prof. Frank Pollick Research Supervision