The actions of one participant have an effect on the whole system.

This experience models a state or condition that evolves in response to the combined actions of multiple users in dynamic inter-relation.

All of the interactive experiences combine to offer up a set of conditions of possibility, underscoring that from any one initial condition many meaningful results can emerge through conflicts and negotiations among societies of processes that constantly challenge one another.

The separate elements of the Brain Opera, the individual and collaborative contributions of participants in the initial installation and the interactions of Brain Opera users on the World Wide Web, come together in the "performance".


Three performers, playing gesture instruments select, modify, and combine incoming elements that are integrated into constantly changing whole.

Algorithms were developed to incorporate images submitted by participants on the Brain Opera Web-site into the Brain Opera Performance Video -- a 10'x36' projection .