Museum of thoughts, 2012

Photos by Jaak Kaevats

Museum of thoughts – fossils of the future archaeology as a long-term information carrier for raw-brainwaves, 2012

Laser cut paper

This project captured thoughts using a portable EEG-reader that tracks brain activity. The recorded thoughts are saved and compressed into geometric shapes by using a computer script. They are then interpreted into physical stones that reflect the characteristics of brain activity. Current means of digital storage are sustainable for 3-5 years. I decided to design a long-term information carrier for raw brain-waves. These data carriers might be used in the future when the technologies for reinterpreting brainwaves have become more elaborate to read back the information and analyse it.

Collaborated with Jaak Kaevats