Mixed Reality Laboratory

The MOMENT (2018)

The MOMENT is a brain controlled dystopian sci-fi film following three interlinking stories. Directed by artist and researcher Richard Ramchurn, it uses a Neurosky headset to detect EEG brain waves which will effect the edit, sound mix and narrative of a specially created movie.

There are over 18 billion narrative combinations of the film. Each screening is unique.

The MOMENT is screened in an intimate Mobile Cinema inside a converted caravan seating up to 6 audience members and one controller. 


In collaboration with the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training.

Supported by Arts Council England and FACT.

Richard Ramchurn, Juan Martinez-Avila, Sarah Martindale, Alan Chamberlain, Max L. Wilson, and Steve Benford. Improvising a Live Score to an Interactive Brain-Controlled Film. In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2019). (In Press). 

Richard Ramchurn, Sarah Martindale, Max L. Wilson, and Steve Benford. From Director's Cut to User's Cut: to Watch a Brain-Controlled Film is to Edit It. In 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019). (In Press). https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300378

Richard Ramchurn, Max L. Wilson, Sarah Martindale, and Steve Benford. 2018. #Scanners 2 - The MOMENT: A New Brain-Controlled Movie. In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper D210, 4 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3170427.3186481

Richard Ramchurn, Alan Chamberlain, and Steve Benford. 2018. Designing Musical Soundtracks for Brain Controlled Interface (BCI) Systems. In Proceedings of the Audio Mostly 2018 on Sound in Immersion and Emotion (AM'18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 28, 8 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3243274.3243288



Photo credit: Richard Ramchurn

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Mixed Reality Laboratory

University of Nottingham
School of Computer Science
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

email: mrl@cs.nott.ac.uk