Saturday, July 24, 2010

Old Olive: Tan Le - Headset that reads your brainwaves, Who's working on Headsets & Virtual Worlds (e.g. SL), Entheogens or Operatic Experiences?

A friend from France writes:

This is real, this is live, this is commercially viable. Your new mouse reads your mind.

Tan Le: A headset that reads your brainwaves | Video on



Have you seen ? There are a few of these devices around :) (Andrew Junker's Brainfingers specifically engaged letters for word formation).

But Tan Le's 'A headset that reads your brainwaves' is one of the most sophisticated I've seen ... Merci


Hers has two aspects that make a big difference: it easily can be set up to have as many controls as what most people use with their mouse (two dimensions, one alternative state), and it has a similar set-up (no abrasion, gel; only one atte...mpt for the software to learn—not more than what you'd do to test a known device). Adoption and use can follow affordances left by the trackpad, and surf on marginal improvement (take less space than a mouse, add one control dimension) while spreading through the most spectacular it-thing factor I've seen in a long time.


Who's working on such headsets and virtual worlds (as in SL) or entheogen or operatic experiences, for example, that you know of?


There are so many implications for culture, as well as questions for sociocultural anthropology with devices like these.

Let's explore this here:

( - July 24, 2010)

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