AEVE: An Audiovisual Experience Using VRHMD and EEG

Nakagawa, Ryu and Hirata, Shotaro

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The AEVE provides for a brain-computer-interface (BCI) controlled audiovisual experience, presented through a virtual reality head-mounted display (VRHMD). We have developed an audiovisual art piece where progression through 3 sections and 1 extra section occurs using an “Attention” value derived from the Electroencephalography (EEG) data. The only interaction in this work is perspective that is participant’s view, and the EEG data. However, we believe the simple interaction amplifies the participant’s feeling of immersion. Through the narrative of the work and the simple interaction, we attempt to connect some concepts such as audiovisual experience, virtual reality (VR), BCI, grid, consciousness, memory, universe, etc. in a minimal way.