The Topography of Tears (Rose-Lynn Fisher)

The Topography of Tears is a study of 100 tears photographed through a light microscope, magnified 100x or 400x.
Tears are the medium of our most primal language in moments as unrelenting as death, as basic as hunger, and as complex as a rite of passage. They are the evidence of our inner life overflowing its boundaries, spilling over into consciousness. Wordless and spontaneous, they release us to the possibility of realignment, reunion, catharsis: shedding tears, shedding old skin. It’s as though each one of our tears carries a microcosm of the collective human experience, like one drop of an ocean. Check her website:

Eunoia (Lisa Park)

“Eunoia” is a performance that uses brainwaves -- collected via EEG sensor-- to manipulate the motions of water. It derives from the Greek word “ey” (well) + “nous” (mind) meaning “beautiful thinking”. EEG is a brainwave detecting sensor. It measures frequencies of the brain activity (Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma, Theta) relating to the state of consciousness while wearing it. The data collected from EEG is translated in realtime to modulate vibrations of sound with using software programs. EEG sends the information of the brain activity to Processing, which is linked with Max/MSP to receive data and generate sound from Reaktor.
Visit Park’s website to see more of her mind-bending art projects.