Aura: A Holographic Brainwave Interface
Authors: Gingrich, O., Renaud, A. and Emets, E.
Conference: Electronic Visualisation in the Arts London
Dates: 9-12 July 2018
Journal: EVA London 2018
Publisher: British Computer Society
Place of Publication: London
Aura investigates the relationship between spirituality and technology. When Roy Ascott asked whether there is love in the telematic embrace (Ascott 1989), he questioned technology’s role in empathy. Perceived as antipodal, contradictory phenomena, the relationship between technology, and the meta-physical is complex and multi-layered. The ambiguity between technology and spirituality has historic roots. The quest to differentiate between science and spiritualism, physical and meta-physical, played a central role in the roots of modern day science, in pragmatist discourse. To this day, the term presence still entails a dual connotation of remote presence in virtual environments and spiritual presence in religious or ontological discourse.