Science Talk | Alan Macy: Embodied Music

How do your brain and body change when you listen to music? Watch to see how physiological measures can indicate boredom, arousal, pleasure, and displeasure. A volunteer will be connected to recording equipment that shows their measured body signals in response to music.

Alan Macy is currently the R&D Director and a co-founder of BIOPAC Systems, Inc. He designs data collection and analysis systems, used by researchers in the life sciences, that help identify meaningful interpretations from signals produced by life processes. His recent research and artistic efforts explore ideas of human nervous system extension and the associated impacts upon perception. As an applied science artist, he specializes in the creation of cybernated art, interactive sculpture and environments.

Please arrive by 5:30 pm to enjoy the last 30 minutes of Kunsthalle for Music.

  • October 30, 2019
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The main galleries of the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara CA, 93101

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