The Neurotransmitter 3000 is my homemade attraction. A seven-meter-high construction which lets a body swing around. I’ve been working on it since I was studying at the HKU and it’s quite a spectacular sensation to be inside of it.
Moreover, while building this attraction I also wanted to change the usual one-sided relation – a situation where the body is overwhelmed by physical impressions but the machine itself remains indifferent, inattentive for what the body goes through. Neurotransmitter 3000 should therefore be more intimate, more reciprocal. That’s why I’ve developed a system to control the machine with biometric data. Using sensors, attached to the body of the passenger – measuring his heart rate, muscle tension, body temperature and orientation and gravity – the data is translated into variations in motion. And so, man and machine intensify their bond. They re-meet in a shared interspace, where human responsiveness becomes the input for a bionic conversation.
The Neurotransmitter is developed in collaboration with Bas Bakx and Pim Keunen and sponsored by STRP festival.
If you would like to have the Neurotransmitter 3000 on your event please contact me for more information