Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Finally, the Mind-Twitter Intersection

Last year, Ben McGrath wrote a great article for the New Yorker about the new frontier in prosthetics, which involves using the brain to transmit signals to robotic appendages. I was reminded of that article by the Silent Barrage installation at Exit Art over the weekend, and again by this bit of news.

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin have successfully used the brain-computer interface to send tweets. Their research has much loftier goals, but the Twitter project has garnered a ton of media attention.
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1 comment:

Bearwhale said...

Again, sign me up. I wonder what the range on that is... or if it can be improved.