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Introducing thoughtART Technology

A few years ago, deviantART teamed up with several university laboratories across the United States, and we are proud to finally announce the fruits of our efforts. Thanks to recent advancements in neurological science, we're unveiling a revolutionary new platform in artistic creation. Our device uses touch-sensitive pads built into your existing keyboard and mouse to monitor your brainwaves and transmit them directly to our site. Excited? Welcome to the new age of thoughtART Technology!

What is thoughtART?

It may sound like something from science fiction, but the technology behind thoughtART is actually quite simple. Each person has unique patterns mapped into their brains correlating with the cadence of the firing of their synapses. Our new platform taps into how the brain processes these synapses and translates them digitally. In the same way that you can "see" an image in your mind when starting on an artistic endeavor, this feature strives to create that right on the digital page without the artist lifting a finger!

The Browser-Brain Interface

When you connect to thoughtART, the technology syncs with your nervous system to discover your artistic style, preferred palette, and ideas that have been floating in your head that you just haven't had time to put to paper. Once connected, the system measures the pulses generated by your temporal lobe and your levels of acetylcholine to read the exact thoughts you're experiencing. The process is 100% harmless, and you will experience no discomfort while your brainmap is being generated.

thoughtART

Create

Create with thoughtART
Happy April Fools' Day 2014!

Put aside your brushes, pencils, and tablets, because thanks to the round-the-clock efforts of deviantART's partnering science labs, you only need one tool to create the masterpiece you've always dreamed of: your mind. You'll never have to lift a brush again.

thoughtART

Search

Search with thoughtART
Happy April Fools' Day 2014!

Take a break from creation and spend a few minutes getting inspired. Using the same state-of-the-art technology, deviantART has also calibrated the system to help discover the art of your dreams. Sit back with thoughtART Search, and let your brain tell you what it wants to see. (Although the process is completely safe, we recommend resting the creative brain at 30-minute intervals.)

Your Observations

Since this is a brand-new product, we'd love to hear your feedback! What type of art are you generating with thoughtART Create? What does your brain like to browse in thoughtART Search? Let us know!

Publishing Your Findings

Share your creations and findings in the comments on this article, and let the world see what the power of your mind can do.



DeviantART is proud to unveil a revolutionary new platform in artistic creation — thoughtART! Using touch-sensitive pads built into your existing keyboard and mouse, thoughtART technology monitors your brainwaves, transmitting them directly to our site to create and discover art like never before.

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:iconlieutenantprank:
LieutenantPrank Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
 I WANNA DO THIS BAD 
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:iconhitachuchiha:
Hitachuchiha Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Filmographer
I want to do this again plz bring it back
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:iconrosescarlet:
RoseScarlet Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Writer
the good times when we got badges for participating in april fool's day.
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:iconlisenti:
Lisenti Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very true.
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:iconpitchblackespresso:
PitchBlackEspresso Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i still regret that i didn't get the badge, stupid past me not noticing the poll, i shall forever remember that :saddummy:
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:icongregpines:
GregPines Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
same
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:iconqissy:
qissy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  New member
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:icontomneverwinter:
TomNeverwinter Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That was pretty good!
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:iconsuperblitz3612:
superblitz3612 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
does anyone know how i can make one? and when?
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:iconxnubby-hornsx:
xNubby-Hornsx Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I missed it last year

i want it back :(
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:icontigeramethyst:
TigerAmethyst Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I FOUND CHU 

AGAIN!
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:iconxnubby-hornsx:
xNubby-Hornsx Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ERMEHGERD

WOT
:icongottagofastplz:
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:iconlizstat:
Lizstat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Can't this come back. It was so fun
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:iconmidnightangel1234:
midnightangel1234 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Man I wish I was on for this that day.
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:iconpiepaws:
Piepaws Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I voted in the poll but didn't get a badge. Can I get a new one? :T
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:iconllunna:
Llunna Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Its April Fools day today though! xDD
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:iconariaannaa:
Ariaannaa Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
I want this baaaaaaaaaaaack!
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:iconwolfcat47:
Wolfcat47 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Filmographer
I had so much fun doing this last year XD
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:iconhusemana:
husemana Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
GAGAAAAAKJBSDVHSCBJACHNVJCNFBJNXCGVBDNJJJJJJJJVHDCNHBKVJMGFN
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:iconvioletperro16:
VioletPerro16 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
APRIL FOOLS BRUH!!
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:iconwizzdono:
WizzDono Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
HAPPEH FOOLS DAY! :3
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:iconautumnkitten86:
Autumnkitten86 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Professional Filmographer
This was real. On April 1st 2014. But then they made it a joke after that day. 
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:iconnoodle-senpai:
Noodle-Senpai Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
//cries forever
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:iconashelyna:
AShelyna Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WEW 
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:iconchibumassu:
chibumassu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
lol I remember thinking that this was real xD
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:iconbunnymiku123:
BunnyMiku123 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember doing this XD
It was so fun!
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:iconbob8644:
Bob8644 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student Artist
Aw, man. Can't do it anymore :(
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:iconx-bloodyprincess-x:
X-bloodyprincess-X Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
everybody got the badge and i did not when this was posted :"(
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:iconariaannaa:
Ariaannaa Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
We're two then.
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:iconx-bloodyprincess-x:
X-bloodyprincess-X Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh ! >.< you too ! starepatstare 

i looked in to everything and then got nothing ! :(
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:iconariaannaa:
Ariaannaa Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Me too, I did everything except for submitting my ThoughtART.
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:iconx-bloodyprincess-x:
X-bloodyprincess-X Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah ! maybe that was it ? but i think i did ! :( 
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:iconsimonorj:
SimonOrJ Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, darn. This tricked me so badly. XD
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:iconsleekcrimsonfox:
SleekCrimsonFox Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Does anyone have a link to it?
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:iconacethebuttface:
Acethebuttface Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sob
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:iconemeralddaffodils:
EmeraldDaffodils Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had a feeling this was too good to be true... But damn, this would be awesome ;-;
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:icontrollingtontrollifer:
Hahaaha!That was good, you got me.
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:iconponypersonandtheart:
PonyPersonandtheart Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If this was a real thing that would be cool!
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:iconrainbowdash406:
rainbowdash406 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Laugh again plz
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:iconreneescarted:
ReneeScarted Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Scary O.o I don't know whether I'd be happy to have this or not
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:iconfeatherstripeeeeee:
Featherstripeeeeee Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
omg lol this is an april fools joke

its been a year and people are still falling for it omg cx
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:iconreneescarted:
ReneeScarted Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad then, because I'd hate to live in a world like this XD Also I only commented that maybe I'd get a badge, lol, such a bad person I am
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:iconfeatherstripeeeeee:
Featherstripeeeeee Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
oh
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:iconmagpieraven:
magpieraven Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:"D jesus
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:iconpug-qrincess:
pug-qrincess Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats pretty rad
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:icontacimur:
Tacimur Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, people got a badge for it? It's been a while but still worth the try... especially since on April 1st, it worked for me in a way that made me question reality for a second or so.
The Frog Wizard of The Century
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:icondiako-intrests:
Diako-intrests Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
What is this ?????
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:iconfeatherstripeeeeee:
Featherstripeeeeee Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
An april fools joke omg xD
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:iconeveronee:
Everonee Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how it's been almost a year since this happened and people are STILL falling for it. :XD:
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