PM @ 3701 N. Ravenswood Ave. - Suite #251
(corner of Ravenswood & Waveland, 1 block north of Addison,
4 blocks west
Mindfield is an experimental arena where an environment responds to its inhabitants.
A modular, body oriented, interactive venue that seeks to make people active
generators, not passive recipients, of their own experiences. Mindfield systems
interpret individual and social group behaviors by using networks of sensors
to read spatial patterns, presence, and rhythmic activity within a physical -
not virtual - space. Going beyond the ubiquitous “push-button” model
of interactivity, layered game-logic models respond to behavior in ways that
promote group learning and self-discovery. An array of options are available
for media feedback, including multiple channels of video projection and surround
audio. The Mindfield experiment provides an ongoing platform for collaboration
and an opportunity for finding partners from technology, academic, art, and club
sectors who can benefit from the emerging concept of democratic mediaspaces -
spaces where the crowd has the control. Mindfield provides the MFX operating
system, the authoring tools and unique software and hardware platforms that power
its systems, but also sponsors workshops, art installations and performance events
to “street test” its technology and refine the concepts they are
based on. This evolving digital nervous system will be deployed by its participants.
Mindfield is an experience at the border of individual and group consciousness.