Art, Science and Technology
Alan Macy is currently the Research and Development Director, past President and a founder of BIOPAC Systems, Inc. He designs data collection and analysis systems, used by researchers in the life sciences, that help identify meaningful interpretations from signals produced by life processes. Trained in electrical engineering and physiology, with over 30 years of product development experience, he is currently focusing on psychophysiology, emotional and motivational state measurements, magnetic resonance imaging and augmented/virtual reality implementations. He presents in the areas of human-computer interfaces, electrophysiology, and telecommunications. His recent research and artistic efforts explore ideas of human nervous system extension and the associated impacts upon perception. As an applied science artist, he specializes in the creation of cybernated art, interactive sculpture and environments.
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Tedx Hong Kong: Beauty and the Origins of Electrophysiology
A tale that begins 360 BCE and then jumps to the 17th century and beyond. A patchwork quilt of a story that starts with beauty and weaves its definition with aesthetics, emotional feeling, taste, the galvanic cell, electrophysiology, the telephone, re-tribalization and the Omega Point.