Residency/experimentation for the Nebula project

During most of last february, The Baltazars have been using i-score for an art-science experiment with cognitive science researchers Laurent Sparrow and Antoine Deplancke of SCA-lab.

This experiment was intended to investigate the reactions of the visitors to their oncoming work, Nebula.
For this, participants were invited to experience the work, and were monitored by several means : eye-tracker (using the pupil-labs set), electro-dermal reaction and heart rate (using the Empatica wristband), and by a camera-based position tracker, nebula-eye, specifically designed by Antoine Villeret.

The scenario, was designed with i-score: the experiment required that the 4 artistic sequences be arranged in 2 different orders. This was a good opportunity to start experimenting with the branching capabilities of i-score, using conditions.

Apart from the art-science experiment, this residency was also a good opportunity to detect and fix some bugs, and to finalize some features. The scenario in the screenshot below shows one of these: the live-recording of 32 parameters being played on an iPad (that’s the bunch of curves in the bottommost box) – to most of the team’s surprise, this amount of curves (themselves composed of a lot of segments) ran smoothly at execution time.