“Hack the Brain Prague Hackathon” (HBPH 2016) has the specific aim of supporting co-operation between artists and scientists in BNCI (Brain/Neural Computer Interaction) related projects. The participants will work together in multidisciplinary teams on projects which they have chosen for themselves. During three days of intensive collaborative work they will be encouraged and supported to explore the possibilities and to find novel applications of BNCI systems. We welcome applications from anyone with a neuroscientific or artistic background. It will be an opportunity for you to learn something new about art or the human brain, learn something about yourself, acquire new technical skills and approaches, and also to meet new colleagues. The hackathon's project based approach is designed to stimulate your imagination and expand ywour horizons. Join us and contribute to the success of this hackathon!
THIS YEAR TOPIC WILL BE...
Our mission is to explore the possibilities and limitations of Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) as a mind extending tool. Where does the possibility of instant online visualization of brain activity take us as creative people? What novel aspects can it bring to our work, whether our primary interests lie in the fields of art or science? Can we create a new space in between fields, a space where we can build new understandings of human brain signals? Our hackathon’s aim is to uncover a way of deciphering these complex questions. In order to do so, we have to get together people from distinct professional fields and diverse cultural ambiences. They will share their knowledge and enthusiasm, enrich each other style of work, interconnect and collaborate - to extend our horizons.
People with mountains of skill and experience, that will help you shape your ideas.
Our in-house team, cooking the hackathon from scratch. They will always be ready to answer your questions concerning whatever.
Enthusiastic and creative people, that will help you to realize your project during the hackathon.
Be it just for fun and horizon broadening and meeting new people, or, from a more serious point of view, undertaking it as a task. You will have the opportunity to explore ways of using a relatively new mind extension instrument, the BCI system, from your own original point of view - and a task to become the one node from your “small world ”, that will link the other nodes to new “small worlds” that you will discover.