Enhancing sensory perception for Artist and Designers

SS 2019


Startdatum: 20.05.2019
Enddatum: 24.05.2019
Montag bis Freitag 10:00-17:00 Uhr


Mert Akbal
Prof. Dr. Jill Scott


Seminarraum II

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This workshop is a unique blend of sensors systems lab exercises from Neuroscience, electronic media, digital art and design exercises and body awareness experiments designed and taught by Jill Scott. It is designed to not only educate students in neuroscience and cognition, but to help them work in a unique way with users or their interactive viewers in the actual process of construction. It focuses on the stimulation of three neural systems, the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS), the Central Nervous System (CNS) and the Automated Nervous System. The aim is to help artists and designers think differently about sensory stimuli past old fashioned interaction ideas of cause and effect, and to understand cross-modal sensory interaction. The following themes are explored:
Sight | Observation, saccade movements, blink and light reflex reaction, the blind spot, visual acuity, eye dominance, visual impairment and photoreceptor adaptation.
Taste | Understanding taste receptors, relation of taste to visual, olfactory response, trigeminal (hot, cool). Mechanical contributions to “sapictive” perception, location, distribution and thresholds of taste.
Smell | The act of odour detection, smell and taste, adapted nostrils, somatic mapping, chemo-sensors and the role of cilia.
Touch | Touch Reception, distribution of touch receptors, tactile discrimination, temperature, pressure and vibration.
Sound | Deafness, localization and eco-location, inner ear interpretation and action potentials, bone conduction and substitution.
Proprioception | Balance and sound reflex, relative position and tactility, Movement and mind body centring, sight and the sense of the bodies edge. Smell and movement. Environmental effects on the body. Students attend lectures and work in pairs to develop unique approaches to media art and digital design interaction processes.

Former Workshops include
School of Visual Arts NY (2013) | Rutgers School of Art (2014) | Nan Yang University, Singapore (2016) | Tasmanian School of Art (2017) | University of the Arts (Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien), Department Digital Arts, Vienna, Austria (2018)


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