Knitwear Created From Your Brainwaves Knitwear Created From Your Brainwaves

Knitwear Created From Your Brainwaves

by Yasha Wallin

June 27, 2013

This is not your grandmother's knitting: artist-duo Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet, and MTG researcher Sebastian Mealla have figured out a way to turn brainwaves into elaborate patterns for scarves and sweaters using simple technology. NeuroKnitting—as the collaborators call it—takes activity from a user's brain while listening to Bach's "Goldberg Variations," and translates these movements into a knitted design. To harness this technology, each participant wears a non invasive headset to measure brainwaves in various states: relaxation, excitement, and cognitive load. With music as the catalyst to induce moods, and therefore reactions, these vibrations are then sent to a knitting machine.

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