#Scanners: A BCI enhanced cinematic experience

Matthew Pike, Max L. Wilson, Steve Benford, Richard Ramchurn

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4 Citations (Scopus)


#Scanners is a bio-responsive digital arts experience that blurs the lines between cinematics and neuroscience. Using a commercially available wireless EEG device, #Scanners presents a specially commissioned film that is dynamically altered both visually and aurally in accordance with the viewer's levels of Attention and Meditation, as calculated by the EEG device. The system has been demonstrated to audiences across Europe and has allowed us to explore design opportunities around both extents of, and awareness of control with otherwise passive multimedia experiences. At CHI2016, viewers will be able to experience the #Scanners system, watch their own personalized version of the film. Spectators will be able to see viewers, their levels, and their effect on the film.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2016
Subtitle of host publication#chi4good - Extended Abstracts, 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340823
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2016
Event34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2016 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 7 May 201612 May 2016

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


Conference34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose


  • Art
  • BCI
  • Control
  • Experience
  • Film
  • Interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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