.This afternoon KiiCS project will be presented within the Music Hack Day (MHD), which is a 2-day international event that convenes music enthusiasts, technology and creativity to create new digital applications and projects related to music technology in a 24-hours hack session. The MHD is organized by the Music Technology Group at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) and will take place as an event of the SonarPro within the Sónar 2012 Festival.

On 2013 KiiCS will collaborate in next edition of Music Hack Day adding a new scientific element: neuroscience. The hackers will be accompanied by artists and neuroscientists, to build the next generation of music applications. KiiCS will launch a new challenge to the participants: what would you do if you could connect the brain waves with music?

The next MHD will gain a new dimension:

  • Focus on neurology, perception and robotics- exploring new music applications using physiological human inputs.
  • The technology to acquire real-time data from the brain will open new possibilities and opportunities to hack the mind and brain combined with music.
  • Beyond reading and sonifying brain states, music can also be used to influence brain states.
  • Basic hardware and specific software tools will be provided to hackers so they can build their own applications.

KiiCS will invite everybody to the upcoming edition by offering participants “neurokiics”, stuffed neurons.

KiiCS, Knowledge Incubation in Innovation and Creation for Science, is an European Commission-funded project that dissolves the lines between creativity, science, technology and business to explore new solutions in the spirit of co-creation. Led by ECSITE (European Network for Science Centres & Museums), and in which the Science Communication Observatory- UPF participates, the project will stimulate incubation processes involving creators and scientists, and nurture youth interest in science in a creative way.

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