Margarete Jahrmann& Thomas Wagensommerer. voice/text: Jahrmann& Martin Kaiser/ Kinshasa
Ludic work, Game und Installation, featured at exhibition AMAZE 2018.
commissioned by Andreas Lange, Computerspielemuseum Berlin/ Hauptstadt Kulturfonds Berlin.
Neuroflow embraces brain wave analysis and meditation as game mechanics. The game art piece is an emanation of the Neurospace performance-series, staged as research LARP (thanks to Herwig Kopp, Berlin) in 2017 at Computerspielemuseum Berlin, funded by Capital Cultural Fund Germany.
Fly through, Level1
EYE Level artists brain in resting state EYE capture/source A. Lange, commissioner TEXT/ Voice over used by several Player Avatars, NPCs: THE CRAB ORACLE: Exploiting the bootstrap method or pre-enactment in space habitats Margarete Jahrmann& Marian Kaiser Predicting the future is an essential function of the nervous system. ( Human physiological measures anticipate what seem to be unpredictable future events by deviating from a baseline before an event occurs, in the same direction that they will continue to deviate after that event occurs. ) Introducing the bootstrap method: The appeal of the bootstrap is that we can use it to make an inference about some experimental result when the statistical theory is uncertain or even unknown. … The bootstrap gives us an empirical approach to estimate the theoretical variability among possible values of a sample… The beauty of the bootstrap is that it can transcend theory: we can use the bootstrap to make an inference about some experimental result when the theory is uncertain or even unknown. I have been here for a year, now. Watching my decision demons on autopilot. The Simulation: Data for the Bootstrap! Extreme inner states emerge and disappear. I’m my future’s very own electromagnetic material. I eat, I sleep, I train. A movement a day. A different one every day. For 5 days. Then a 2-day recap. The next week, another 5. For 5 weeks, then 2 weeks of recap. After 357 days, I have an arsenal of 255 possible movements. presentiment More recently, two articles in Frontiers in Psychology and Frontiers in Human Neuroscience reported a meta-analysis of experiments on “predictive anticipatory activity” or “presentiment”(Mossbridgeetal.,2012, 2014). Pre-cogonition. Pre-sentiment. Sure. But what does it mean to pre-enact? There is a German word, I cannot translate. Vorahmung. If there is Nachahmung, there has to be Vorahmung. To anticipate a movement that might be enacted in the future, to pre-serve it. Move like you might have to move, without enacting the movement. Train your body for a state to come in an environment, you can’t yet enter. A potential gesture. A contingent twitch. Minimal. Déja vecu: to claim to recollect past “experiences” that are actually novel. Disordered memory awareness: recollective confabulation in two cases of persistent déjà vecu. Neuropsychologia- Naurutica? Two days, before we locked the doors, the examiner told me, how the research had started back in the day. About the famous Israeli dancer, who had invented a notation system that would address every single limb. And how the first American space suits were developed on the basis of her system. The astronauts were the first to train possible future movements for an environment, they could not simulate. But they were still training for a surrounding they could anticipate. These days, you have to be your own environment. Take yourself to the stars. Or where ever. There is no outside. scientific method, falsifiability, Parsimony, precognition, presentiment I watch my brain waves enter future states on the screen and take posture. It’s a bit like method acting. Only, you don’t look for an experience from your past, but one you haven’t yet made. If you substract pattern recognition and the decoding system from your perception apparatus, what remains, is the bliss of the real. Noisy, a rush, everything at once. Plug in and drop out of the world. To prepare for the experiment, we would inject ourselves with a subnarcotic dose of an anaesthetic, originally developed to be used on animals. Once we did, we understood, what an-aesthetic is. To exist in a space without images or structures. In an-aesthetics, all you do, is play. constructive episodic simulation hypothesis: neuroimaging studies have revealed striking overlap in the neural processes that are engaged when people remember past events and imagine future events or novel scene. One of the most intriguing findings from neuroimaging studies that is relevant to the constructive episodic simulation hypothesis concerns the robust activation of the hippocampus—a region that has long been implicated in memory—when individuals imagine or simulate future events. The misunderstanding about oracles has always been, that they might provide an answer. But a movement is not about arriving in a position, but what happens in-between positions. There used to be a common crab oracle on pacific islands. You sit on a stony beach, formations of black rock run into the sea, warped like a manic parking space, consisting mainly of holes. You drop a gleaming white stone into one of the curvy tunnels. Within an instant, thousands of crabs shoot out of the stone, in curves and circles, over one another, into the water. Three days later, you do it again. Brain hack: What impact will psychometric data have on the financial world? a recent development (8,11–16) that evolved from the jackknife We conclude that to further examine this currently unexplained anticipatory activity, multiple replications arising from different laboratories using the same methods are necessary. The cause of this anticipatory activity, which undoubtedly lies within the realm of natural physical processes (as opposed to supernatural or paranormal ones), remains to be determined. thermodynamics suggest a single direction for causality; causes normally precede effects. For these reasons, physiological effects preceding a subsequent cause are not generally assumed to exist, and are therefore not usually examined. Papers used: Ruth M.J. Byrne, Counterfactual Thought. School of Psychology and Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin. In: Annu. Rev. Psychol. 2016. 67:135–57 Explorations in statistics: the bootstrap Douglas Curran-Everett, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, National Jewish Health, and Department of Biostatistics and Informatics and Department of Physiology and Biophysics, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado Submitted 20 July 2009; accepted in final form 4 September 2009 Predictive physiological anticipation preceding seemingly unpredictable stimuli: a meta-analysis Julia Mossbridge1*, PatrizioTressoldi 2 and Jessica Utts3 , In:F rontiers of Psychology, 2012 Daniel L. Schacter, Constructive memory: past and future. 2012 S t a t e o f t h e a r t Nonparametric approaches to inter-subject correlation analysis at the group level. Gang Chen a,⁎, Yong-Wook Shinb,⁎, Paul A. Taylor a, Daniel R. Glen a, Richard C. Reynolds, Robert B. Israel c, Robert W. Cox. 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