Global Mind Project is an arts and cognitive neuroscience initiative by Australian artist Karen Casey in collaboration with software designer Harry Sokol. Drawing on an earlier research investigation at the Brain Sciences Institute in Melbourne, Global Mind Project is at once an exploration of technological possibilities for generative hybrid art forms and an interrogation of consciousness and creativity.
At the centre of the Global Mind Project is a new software interface developed by Sokol with Casey, which audiovisually renders neural data, acquired via EEG headsets, in real time. This technology allows for video installation as well as live interactive performance and in future will open up new methods of collaboration between artists and the public.
In particular, as the project expands it will become a platform for the intermingling of networked minds online, making visual and explicit neural interactions that are imperceptible. In doing so Global Mind Project aims to challenge not only the nature of collaborative process but also the distinction between the mind, one self, and others.