Universal Mind Control

Controlling the universe with the human mind

Universal Mind Control is an interactive installation for planetariums where people can use their brain to control space and time in a planetarium system called Uniview. A user can train the software to activate different controls based on different brainwave patterns, e.g. "when I'm concentrating, speed up Earth's orbit," or "when I'm reading, fly to the Kuiper belt." This is made possible through the use of several customizable machine learning algorithms that allow users to customize the experience based on their own brain's activity and to set up the controls that they want to play with. Uniview is a very popular option for planetariums across the world, so we designed our application to interface with it in order to provide a high-quality visual experience, and also make our application ubiquitous enough to be used in most institutions.