Default. Design and Neuroscience: Interactive Work on Brain Activity at Rest

  • Manuela Garretón Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Tomás Ossandón Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Karina Hyland Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Abstract

Contrary to what was previously thought, the brain is never inactive. In fact, its greatest lucidity is evidenced when it does not pay attention to external stimuli. The interactive installation Default arises from this premise, as well as from the dialogue between design and neuroscience. This article analyzes the heuristic process and the aesthetic result of said work. It explains the hybrid route between the scientific concept and the development of an interactive and immersive work whose purpose is to captivate the audience with aesthetic enjoyment, generating curiosity about the innermost states of the mind.

Author Biographies

Manuela Garretón, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Professor and re­searcher, School of Design, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). Doctoral student in Computer Sci­ence, PUC. She is a researcher at the UC Data Visualization Lab, where she develops interdisciplinary initiatives that link the visualization of complex data with the experimentation of interactive formats for the measure­ment of data.

Tomás Ossandón, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Professor and researcher, Department of Psychi­atry, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, Université Lyon 1. He directs the Neurodynamic of Cognition Laboratory and the Anil­los project ACT1414, an initiative that studies the intrinsic activity of the human brain. He researches on brain function and dysfunction through the exploration of neuronal oscillations and the dynamics of brain networks.

Published
2018-02-01
How to Cite
GARRETÓN, Manuela; OSSANDÓN, Tomás; HYLAND, Karina. Default. Design and Neuroscience: Interactive Work on Brain Activity at Rest. Diseña, [S.l.], n. 12, p. 286-299, feb. 2018. ISSN 2452-4298. Available at: <http://www.revistadisena.uc.cl/index.php/Disena/article/view/41>. Date accessed: 13 aug. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.7764/disena.12.286-299.