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The "Brain Opera" is an experiment in large-scale artistic
collaboration, and YOU (we hope!) will become part of our creative
Our entire site has many separate pages. If you have a slow connection you may want to view it as one long page. (Warning: this may take a few minutes depending what part of the world you are in; it's currently 103K in length) Or you can access the same information, page by page, by following the links below:
The Brain Opera will premiere at the Lincoln Center Summer
Festival in New York, from July 23 to August 3. Shows will
occur hourly from 1pm to 8pm, each day. Information
on how to get tickets will soon appear here.
Between now and our Lincoln Center debut, we will be constantly adding
new activities to this Web Site, enabling you to:
We are attempting a lot of things in this project that are pretty new
- at least WE are still figuring out how to do them - and that's part
of the excitement of the "Brain Opera." A group of about 50 of us -
musicians, designers, visual artists, hackers, inventors, etc. - are
working on the project here at the MIT Media Lab.
We are building an artistic experience that we hope turns out to be a
lot more than the sum of our individual contributions. We'd really
like you to join us in contributing to the "Brain Opera" from now
until Summer 1996, and then beyond to the millenium. Let's discover
how friends and strangers, near and far, online and face-to-face, can
make surprisingly beautiful music together!
MIT Media Lab