Cogito speculates on the creative and philosophical possibilities of exploring the cosmos by means of radio waves. During the BIO 50 opening day, visitors can have their brain waves recorded as they walk and think across the exhibition space. The collective performative thinking will be stored as brain waves, subsequently transmitted as collective consciousness and subconsciousness by the Dwingeloo radio telescope antenna in the Netherlands, reaching out into the sky dome. Sending thoughts into outer space is a symbolic action, shifting our consciousness from an Earth-centered perspective to a cosmos-wide perspective. Furthermore, Cogito aims at fostering a global awareness of our planet, raising questions on timely political and geographical issues: traveling into space as a cultural shift for better understanding our planet and reflecting upon ourselves.
Project by Daniela de Paulis