neurotech, not only with tech, but also with culture, design and art

Following a personal interest, I have been involved with neurosciences since the 2000s. For a long time, there were mainly scientific reports that I could not fully understand. Since a few years, more and more neurotech wearables are coming onto the consumer-market and the technology should soon become relevant in everyday settings.

As a cultural scientist and industrial designer, I use an Instagram blog to observe how neurotechnology is gaining importance in my life and in my surroundings. There are several electronic headbands on my desk and in my nightstand, matching books fill an entire row of a shelf in my living-room and I test brain food recipes, even though I don't really like to cook. Additionally, I am attentively observing which topics and are being taken up in the arts.

Neuro data ethics are particularly important to me. Even if it's often not the case at the moment, I want to exclusively own all my raw data and understand how it is interpreted by apps. If I feel like sharing it for databases, researches and other purposes, I have to authorise it voluntarily. Some manufacturers and developers take special care to ensure that data is secure and private, for example OpenBCI, Neurosity and Mind Monitor. Nita Farahani examines market developments from a legal perspective in the book "The Battle for Your Brain".

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