The Narcisystem

The Narcisystem is an ambitious art project by Eric Gradman that uses a heart-rate monitor, an ECG sensor, a Breathanalyzer, a compass and an accelerometer to affect his environment. He admits the performance documented below was less than a success. I'm mostly interested in the title of the work. I've heard accusations of biosensing artworks fueling narcissistic tendencies. I wonder what it is about these ways of realising our internal bodily data that conjures up allegations of excessive and unhealthy self preoccupation. Interestingly these sorts of commentaries on self obsessive tendencies appear to be less common in relation to interactive artworks driven by gesture, movement or haptic technology.