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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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:icontlcklng-cl0cks:
TlCKlNG-CL0CKS Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
for the longest time i was wondering why thoughtART wasn't drawing TeLink xD
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:iconstarlightxsword:
StarlightXSword Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so gullible =w=  
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:iconforsakenadoptables:
ForsakenAdoptables Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  New Deviant
I wonder if we can still do this, it's almost like watching a speedpaint ;v;

Best thing about some of the results of this prank is that I actually learned some neat techniques.
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:iconsupernewtonbros:
supernewtonbros Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
if a doctor actualy saw my brain(i am sackboy.exe btw)they would most likely comit suicide 5 seconds later
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:iconmilky-operation:
Milky-Operation Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The journal reminds me of ''webdriver torso''
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:iconfathur-keyspace:
Fathur-keySpace Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha
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:iconingaro:
Ingaro Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Seeing this reminded me that I always tell to myself: "If someone like a doctor could actually see images of what's in my brain through a machine or something... They would go insane at the first glimpse xD either by too much information and creative ideas about the universe, or too much nonsensical crap :D
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:iconlilyhosegood:
lilyhosegood Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Student General Artist
haha if only xD
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:icongameraustin9:
GamerAustin9 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
I wish it was real
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:icongameraustin9:
GamerAustin9 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
I was fooled! XD
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:iconask-raisinthedino:
Ask-Raisinthedino Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
someday i hope something like this is real.....
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:iconbiueness:
bIueness Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
THIS GOT ME AND I'M LATE. BUT IT STILL GOT ME. OH MY GOODNESS
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:iconinfinitedragons:
InfiniteDragons Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Fell for it x,D
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:iconshaozchampion:
ShaozChampion Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
lol anyone still using this? XD
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:iconthe-legendary-sword9:
the-legendary-sword9 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
hahaha, predictable prank.

good work.
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:iconkodeyams275:
kodeyams275 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student General Artist
this totally got me oh lordy
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:iconwolfiedrawsrandom:
Wolfiedrawsrandom Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Dang I was fooled. 
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:iconabthela:
ABThela Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
haha this looked so cool
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:iconstraingedays:
straingedays Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
fooled me :)
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:iconcaptainnatjo:
captainnatjo Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thought so but you still got me :D
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:iconluketblade3:
LukeTblade3 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ha
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:iconfoxfire-47133:
FoxFire-47133 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow :3 
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:iconrez14:
Rez14 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
April Fools Joke? Aww... This would've been an artistic milestone! :( (Sad) 
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:iconbiueness:
bIueness Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
I agree. But it was a legendary April Fool's joke!
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:iconaninhainhaz:
Aninhainhaz Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
yeah...
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:iconthesisterdraw:
thesisterdraw Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student General Artist
ok
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:iconorigamikat:
OrigamiKat Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
if only this was a real thing
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:iconkawaiirun:
kawaiirun Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i did this, i even have the deviation still in my gallery, and yet i still never got the badge >:I i really like it too
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Sotkettu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thoughtART badge was given to people who voted in the poll (which is now removed from this journal). It was not given to people who only submitted art to the thoughtART gallery.
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:iconkawaiirun:
kawaiirun Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah alright
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:iconaidboy6:
Aidboy6 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How did you do it?
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:iconkawaiirun:
kawaiirun Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i just clicked created with thoughtART
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:iconfan-fic-queen:
Fan-fic-queen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  New Deviant
It wont work for me.
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:iconsotkettu:
Sotkettu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The thoughtART feature was removed soon after the April fool's day. Here is a video about thoughtART in action.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnOG6i…
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:iconzhaneaugustine:
ZhaneAugustine Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
LOL I have two of them in my gallery.
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:iconwarriorluvver:
Warriorluvver Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Student General Artist
heehee
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:iconpocketmonsterss:
pocketmonsterss Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i miss this
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:iconwolfartc:
WolfArtC Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
lol
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:iconxkirbystar:
xKirbyStar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
I dreamed about this a long time ago

i was like OMFG I WANT THAT SO BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD //fangirl scream

but it was a joke

Big Fool Emoji-30 (Mah feelz hurtz) [V4] 
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:iconlieutenantprank:
LieutenantPrank Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
 I WANNA DO THIS BAD 
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:iconhitachuchiha:
Hitachuchiha Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student Filmographer
I want to do this again plz bring it back
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:iconrosescarlet:
RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  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 Apr 13, 2015  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 Apr 18, 2015
same
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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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:iconfluffouqhts:
fluffouqhts Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this was an april fools prank
from last year
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:iconsuperblitz3612:
superblitz3612 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
ooohhh i gotcha..
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