Phillippe Pasquier and Justin Love / Canada
Simon Fraser University
The PrayStation invites you to pray or meditate. Equipped by a medical grade brainwave interface, you get to choose a belief system for which you wish to pray or meditate. A population of agents will appear on the screen that paint some iconic images related to the belief. The size and dynamism of the population varies with the quality of your prayer.
Eventually the various iconographies will conquer and compete for the precious canvas space. The piece is thus a user-driven collective painting that portrays the war and peace caused by the co-existence of such a diversity of beliefs systems. The collective brain-driven ant-paintings on the digital canvas are archived and the system starts anew every morning.