Sensory Entanglements:New Cross-Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Directions in the Creation and Evaluation of Multi-Sensorial Environment

Participants: Ian Hattwick, Marcelo M. Wanderley (supervisor), Chris Salter (Concordia), David Howes(Concordia), Jennifer Biddle (University of New South Wales), Cheryl L'Hirondelle, Rea, David Garneau

Funding: SSHRC Insight Grant (C. Salter, M. Wanderley, D. Howes, and J. Biddle)

Project Type: Interscholastic Collaboration

Time Period: April 2014-April 2018 Status: ongoing

Project Description

The senses mediate our relationship with the world and each other. But we rarely reflect on how they do so or the role of culture in shaping our ways of sensing. Sensory Entanglements is an innovative research-creation program exploring the ways in which different cultural, social and technical 'ways' inform the sensing body. The research team is composed of Canadian and Australian First Nations/Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and designers, anthropologists and music technologists working with new gestural and haptic interfaces, among other media.

IDMIL's role in this project is the creation of development platform using custom hardware in order to allow for an exploration of multimodal interaction with computer systems.


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