Neuromimes

winter research residency @ Eastern Bloc, Montréal


2017 - current

collaborative open source hardware research project


PROJECT PRESENTATION : 6 April 2017, 19:00 - 21:00

RESIDENCY: 27 February - 29 March 2017

OPEN LAB SESSION : 23 March 2017, 15:30 - 19:30

The neuromime is an electronic model of an organic nerve cell that can be interconnected in chains and loops. It is released here on github as an open-source hardware project in a collaborative effort by artists Norman White (original concept and design) and Peter Flemming (revision, expansion). Neuromimes are intended for (but not limited to) use in the creation of electro-physical artworks. Neuromimes can also function as the modular core of laboratory-style workshops where participants collectively generate an artwork for exhibition. Neuromimes are extensible building blocks, ideally suited to a collective making setting and/or generative, interactive artworks. Reminiscent of an exquisite corpse, they provide a framework that, while structured, is not scripted.

The video is of Norman White speaking on the Neuromime at Interaccess


project files, reference

neuromime_1.0.0_board_files.zip

properties_of_an_organic_neuron.pdf



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