Bio-Sensing Art in the 1970s

Brainwave and plant music from The Secret Life of Plants, 1976.
[ Brainwave and plant music from The Secret Life of Plants, 1976. ]

Artist and eco-systems designer Richard Lowenberg discusses his pioneering efforts in bio-sensing art and his proposition for a slow-tech movement in an interview at Data Garden.

Mr. Lowenberg worked with Woody and Steina Vasulka at their "Kitchen" space in New York, devising EEG biofeedback systems to integrate with audio/video synthesizers. By the mid-70s' he had moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to collaborate with scientists at NASA Ames Research Center. It was during that time he worked on a number of sequences for the The Secret Life of Plants film.

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