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Will mind-controlled films change cinema?



Webber JE, Schwartz D & Zioga P (2018) Will mind-controlled films change cinema?. Chips with Everything [Podcast] 27.07.2018.

Charlie Chaplin, known for the slapstick humour of his films, was part of a generation of actors who managed to continue working through the transition from the era of silent film to one filled with dialogue and sound. The introduction of sound wasn’t the only way that people revolutionised cinema, and it won’t be the last. So what does the history of cinema tell us about the evolution of technology in the arts? And how can brain activity be used to change the plot of a film? Is there a place for the traditionally passive experience of watching a film to become more interactive, or will that detract from what we value about cinema? This week, Jordan Erica Webber is joined by the chief curator of the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, David Schwartz, and Dr Polina Zioga, director the Interactive Filmmaking Lab, at Staffordshire University.

Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs), Human Computer Interaction, Electroencephalography (EEG), Live Cinema, Live Brain–Computer Cinema Performance, Interactive Media, Cognition


Type of mediaPodcast
FundersStaffordshire University
Publication date online27/07/2018
PublisherThe Guardian