PART OF GE'S BBQ RESEARCH CENTER
The EEG Dinner party was commissioned by New Creatures as part of GE's BBQ Research Center: A SXSW 2015 activation. The EEG Dinner Party was conceived as a way to bring GE's Neuroscience Research to a level which would be understandable and interesting to consumers.
Sheet Metal Alchemist designed, fabricated, and presented the EEG Dinner Party. The EEG Dinner Party used consumer grade EEG headsets to determine a participant's "BBQ Tasting Index" - a way to determine how sensitive a person is to various flavors inherent to BBQ.
Upon wearing the headset, users begin eating BBQ, and a live readout of their brainwaves are displayed on screen with custom software. The experience is enjoyed in a communal format. In addition to the raw brainwave information seen coming from each person, correlations between others at the table can also be seen.