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DeCognition is an artificial intelligence (AI) program that recognize and compare electromagnetic waves produced by different devices.
It uses neural network (NN) and powerful algorithms (eg: Support Vector Machines) to recognize devices, looking for its electromagnetic fields and differences and similarities between device and the endless stream of waves.

Generality. After training outputs of NN are Generalized that means the programe can recognize NEW devices and its fields.

Human brain application. The same program can be used for recognition and clasification brain waves. After training DeCog program can recognize specific emotional or cognition states of human brain.

DeCog is an open collaborative research project, which investigates hidden physical processes occurring permanently in our everyday environment saturated by electromagnetic waves. 
The project investigates the effect of electromagnetic waves on living organisms that is connected with the influence of this radiation on living cells.



The project consists in detection and transformation of electromagnetic fields through the use of hardware tools like electromagnetic coils, differential detectors, sensors [light, flex etc], amplifiers, modulators, analyzers and more specialized devices for detecting radiation  (Geiger, scintillation, gas and semiconductor counters).

During the session the participants will become acquainted with:
- practical techniques of detecting electromagnetic waves ( ultrasounds, infra sounds, interference, light, electrochemistry) and especially ionic radiation (alpha, beta, gamma),
-revealing, investigation and analysis of information (often invisible) about the structure and properties of images
-translation of electromagnetic waves and radiation into impulses in audio and vide range
 - coding, compiling of patches and writing programs for detection, analyzing and modulation of electromagnetic fields using free software [PD, Supercollider, Python, Fluxus, etc]
- generating of Neural network, training and generalization, using Vector Support Machines




Brain waves recognition

Human brain application. The same program can be used for recognition and clasification brain waves. After training DeCog program can recognize specific emotional or cognition states of human brain.

brain waves

Types of electromagnetic waves

The project focus on work with the following types of electromagnetic waves:
 1.  ultra-short waves emissions [alpha, beta, gamma] (using Geiger counters, scintillation counters, and other techniques of Gamma-ray spectroscopy)
2. visible waves, micro-waves, radio waves, infrared waves, frequency emissions  (using on-board coil and amplifier) 
3. higher signals (e.g. mobile phone signals, wireless networks, Bluetooth)
5. brain waves



-waves detectors (coils)
-Geiger-Muller counters
-scintillation counters Nal and BGO
-brainwaves detectors (silver electrodas)
-semiconductor detectors


The final project is presented as an installation with robotic arm taht detects devices.

We encourage the participants to bring a device, which emits electromagnetic waves or some way of recording (mobile phones, laptops, tape or digital sound recorder or video camera.

robot arm with detector


Robert B. Lisek is an artist, composer and mathematician who focuses on systems and processes (computational, biological, social). He is involved in the number of projects focused on radical art strategies, hacktivism and tactical media. Drawing upon conceptual art, software art, critical and meta-media, his work intentionally defies categorization. Lisek is also a composer of contemporary music, author of many projects and scores on the intersection of spectral, stochatistic, concret music, musica futurista and noise.
Lisek is a pioneer of art based on AI and machine learning. Lisek is also a scientist who conducts a research in the area of foundations of mathematics and computer science. His research interests are theory of partially ordered sets in relation with artificial general intelligence and complexity theory. Lisek is a founder of Institute for Research in Science and Art, Fundamental Research Lab and ACCESS Art Symposium. Author of many exhibitions and concerts, among others: TERROR ENGINES - WORM Center Rotterdam, Secure Insecurity - ISEA Istanbul; Manifesto vs. Manifesto - Ujazdowski Castel of Contemporary Art, Warsaw; NGRU - FILE, Sao Paulo; NEST - ARCO Art Fair, Madrid; Float ? DMAC Harvestworks and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC; WWAI - Siggraph, Los Angeles; Falsecodes - Red Gate Gallery, Beijing; Gengine - National Gallery, Warsaw; Flextex - Byzantine Museum, Athens, FXT? ACA Media Festival, Tokyo and ISEA, Nagoya; Transhuman - Entropy Gallery, SSSpear ?17th Meridian, WRO Center, Wroclaw.



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