An MIT staff member writes, "Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart donned the conductor's jacket for Tech Night at Pops 1998. Developed by doctoral candidate Teresa Marrin Nakra, the jacket contained a web of sensors to record abstract art as well as Lockhart's heart rate, respiration, muscle tension and skin conductivity.
"Media Lab graduate student Jocelyn Riseberg developed a real-time graphical display of Lockhart's physiological read-outs on a large screen above the orchestra, creating an abstract artwork that moves, changes, and grows as the readings fluctuate.
"By combining empirical quantitative data to physical response and evocative abstract artwork, this project proved that music affects not only the ears, but the entire body and being."
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Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops rehearse for 1998 Tech Night at the Pops.