Artists have been using Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) for artistic expression since the 1960s. Their interest and creativity are now increasing because of the availability of affordable BCI devices and software that does not require them to invest extensive time in getting the BCI to work or tuning it to their application. Designers of artistic BCIs are often ahead of more traditional BCI researchers in ideas on using BCIs in multimodal and multiparty contexts, where multiple users are involved, and where robustness and efficiency are not the main matters of concern.


We are hosting the Artistic Brain-Computer Interface workshop at CHI 2018 in Montreal, Canada. The aim of this workshop is to look at current (research) activities in BCIs for artistic expression and to identify research areas that are of interest for both BCI and HCI researchers as well as artists/designers of BCI applications.

Workshop Date

The workshop will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018.


Anton Nijholt, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands

Robert J.K. Jacob, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA

Marvin Andujar, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA

Grace Leslie, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA

Beste F. Yuksel, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA