[Tod Machover and Marvin Minsky at a Brain Opera video shoot]

(Image taken from a video shoot with Tod Machover and Marvin Minsky, May 1996.)

to our Brain Opera web site!

The Brain Opera is an experiment in large-scale artistic collaboration, and you (we hope!) will become part of our creative team. Between now and July 23, 1996, when the full "Brain Opera" is premiered at New York's Lincoln Center, we will be constantly
adding new activities to this Web Site, enabling you to:

  • prepare and send us music, sounds, and images

  • play realtime interactive music games especially designed for the Net

  • shape, stretch, manipulate and personalize the Brain Opera performances, both on the Net and at theaters and concert halls around the world.

  • 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 almost 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 till 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!

    Tod Machover
    MIT Media Lab