Recording EEG from awake humans has been possible for nearly 100 years, with the majority of development being in medical science for the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. The potential use of the EEG as a way of reading or controlling another person’s mind has however become a staple of fiction writers for even longer. In recent years with the increasing power of computers and reduced cost of processing, small cheap, non-clinical EEG systems have appeared on the market. Whilst their use has been limited mainly to the computer gaming world, artists in many disciplines have incorporated the ‘output’ generated by these devices as part of their art project. Null Object: Gustav Metzger thinks about nothing: London Fieldworks and The mutual wave machine: Lia Chavez and Matthias Oostrik are two notable examples. A question remains though as to how much of the art is the EEG itself as opposed to that of the analysis, processing and presentation directed by the artist? In answering those questions I plan to demonstrate: Live recording of human brain activity (EEG) with emphasis on high quality broad waveform (wide filter) data acquisition and its manipulation by simple measure such as eye closure and hyperventilation and sleepiness; analysis of EEG data, both online and offline and how this can be used to control a number of peripheral devices such as 2D plotter, 3D printer, light projection and sound generation. In the discussion of the demonstration and the paper I wish to: show the potential of EEG recording and creativity; point out some of the common pitfalls in recording EEG data including, poor technique, artefacts and external noise, which can drown out any true EEG activity; discuss whether the best BCI currently available is the human hand; speak of the ability to over-manipulate the data so what is left is an alias of the original and has little or no bearing on real brain activity (a real danger with post hoc analysis or processing) and question the need for minimum standards of reporting methods when creating EEG art to allow critique and reproduction in keeping with general scientific protocol.