The Mutual Wave Machine (MWM), developed by NYU neuroscientist Suzanne Dikker and interaction designer Matthias Oostrik, is the first project to be developed at the Marina Abramovic Science Chamber in New York City.

Installation hours:
12-5pm (All Access Pass or Summit Pass required)
8pm-12am (All Access Pass or FORMS1 ticket required)

Enclosed by an intimate capsule and equipped with EEG headsets, participants are invited to share a silent "mutual gaze" while directly manipulating their internal efforts to connect or distance themselves from each other. This ‘connection’ is then visually communicated in real-time through live visual projections and sound within the capsule.

The installation stands on its own as an interactive art installation, allowing its participants to gauge their own communication skills in a visceral, intuitive way. But it also raises questions about the technological interfaces in our everyday lives, as well as our often unsatisfactory quest to understand ourselves and each other, both through scientific inquiry and through direct face-to-face communication.

Bring a friend and test out your ability to ‘get on the same wavelength’ as each other. It’s harder than you think.

Presented by Absolut

  • Entry: All Access Pass / Summit Pass / FORMS1 Ticket

Date / Time
Sep 28 | 12:00

The Great Hall
1087 Queen St. W, Toronto

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