The effect is controlled by the NeuroSky’s properiety metrics which are said to reflect attentive and meditation states of the test subject. These metrics are likely to reflect changes in alpha and beta wave respectively, which are actual brain wave frequencies. Alpha waves are assocaited with relaxation and beta waves with attention.
The device’s attention values control the scale of the effect and meditation values control how fast the effect spins. When the test subject begins to concentrate, the effect will appear in the performance installation/lab space viewable with any late model iPhone, iPad or Android device. The effect will grow in intensity as the user concentrates. If the attention value reaches a predetermined high value, a virtual object will be randomly selected from the lost things database and it will pop into existence, raising the relevant ontological questions which surround this project.