RYM Prototype at Global Games Exhibition / ZKM Karlsruhe

The first playable Prototype of RIDE YOUR MIND (RYM) is exhibited in the new game art exhibition “Global Games” at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany. This version is very special. It is specially designed for the requirements of a museum. The game is displayed and played only by the use of an Oculus Rift virtual reality HMD. Using the Emotiv EEG headset in a museum is to complicated because the setup can only be done by experienced users and can take up to 10 minutes. As autonomous art installation it is important that the game runs in a loop and is easy to use. Because of this Jens M. Stober decided to use prerecorded EEG data to provide the players in ZKM access to his mind. While riding his mind the player can experience three different data sets such as Jens M. Stober thinking of Love, Fear or even Bananas. The EEG data has direct influence to the level and gameplay design. Here you can find a german let’s play video and more information about the exhibition Global Games at ZKM.

This is the world premiere of RIDE YOUR MIND in this speical ZKM Edition. The full version of RYM with realtime EEG features will be presented “when it’s done” 😉


V:O:I:D  is an artistic and experimental neurogame series. The series is composed by several game play prototypes for the NeuroVR Game Ride Your Mind (RYM).

V:O:I:D_AV02A (VR) is the third experimental prototype of the series. The red dots show my excitement level and the blue dots my frustration level. The data is received by an Emotiv EEG headset and processed in UNITY3D. This version uses the Oculus Rift HMD to provide a Virtual Reality Experience triggered by EEG data.


Disassembling the Oculus Rift

Today I startet to disassemble the Oculus Rift DK1 to take a look inside. The plan is to replace some parts of the chassis with specially created ones by our 3D Printer. Also thinking about replacing the 7″ Screen (1280×720 pixels) with a Full HD panel or higher. But it turned out that it is hard to get one of these high resoluted display panels in a size between 5-7 inch…