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NEA Grant Collaboration PACIS

PACIS Collaborators: Bartdorf, Hosale, Digby, and Macy

BIOPAC research systems are to be used in a unique project combining art and science. The performance, titled “Search for Simurgh” will intricately tie emotional stimulation of dance with physiological measurement of those participating. Directed by Kate Digby, Kent State assistant professor, the project recently won a $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Internal aspects of the performance will be represented externally. BIOPAC research solutions will be used in measuring the autonomic nervous system, recording breath and heart rate of the audience and performers. These reactions will influence the lighting and sound of the theater, creating a fully immersive experience.

Digby told K-State Today, “we aim to bring the inner felt experience of individuals out into the communal space where it can be shared.”

The effort involves assistance from the PACIS (performance art, and cyber-interceptive systems) collaborative. This group provides combined interdisciplinary efforts by professionals established in their own respective fields. Director and playwright Erika Batdorf will provide physiologically-aware performance training for the dancers. Assistant professor at York University Mark-David Hosale Ph.D will provide computational artistry, bringing to life readings of those being measured. BIOPAC founder and Director of Research & Development, Alan Macy will help in recording and transmission of physiological data.

 

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