Index of Titles Filed Under 'Human Sensing'

PublisherChristine Sun Kim2015
In Christine Sun Kim’s video Close Readings, she compiled a selection of film clips and invited deaf friends to provide captions providing possible additions to the films, resulting in a flipping of the typical power dynamic between filmic experience and deaf audiences, where the meaning of the film is dependent on how it is captioned. Here, the hearing viewer is subjected to the captioning of the deaf viewers. Sun Kim has provided us with 11 stills from this video, and a rekindling of our fondest memories of the CEL’s 2013 collaboration with her, “Seeing Voice: The Seven Tone Color Spectrum” ...
PublisherLondonon2019
Londonon, a collective of six individual architectural practices, traveled to Paris in February 2019, embarking on a field trip to celebrate, observe, investigate, catalogue and question humanity’s relationship with food. Our contribution to Oslo Architecture Triennale reflects on this trip, taking a detailed look at the remarkable impact that the lifecycle of food has on the shaping of our culture, geography and the urban grain of cities worldwide. We have used Paris as a paradigmatic case study of a city with a unique role in world gastronomy that has food ingrained at the very core of its being. The ambition ...
PublisherDroste Effect2019
This paper is aimed to invoke a different direction to the crisis that digital life and the Anthropocene are forcing us to face as humanity: instead of a speculative imagination about egress, it will propose an intense recuperation of the potency of our sense of being nature, an extension of Earth, in our most immediate present. It seems as if the shift that Western theory is making in order to think of an alternative to the irreversible damage we have provoked to our mother Earth over the last century, and the highly unstable and tormenting damage that adapting to the rhythm of ...
PublisherMeson Press2017
The way we conceive the human today is particularly affected by the shifts in media technology during the 20th century. Affect emerges as the new liminal concept that renders the body compatible in novel ways with the technology and politics of media. By ways of a relational reorganization the organic end technological life is condensed in a new, intense way to an ecology of affects.
PublisherFailed Architecture2019
Contemporary urban discourse relies overwhelmingly on visual representation. While it may be more effective both in conveying the actual appearance of a particular urban space and in communicating the intentions of the architect and the planner, this kind of representation leaves little room for individual interpretation and cannot possibly capture the full range of feelings and emotions that people attach to particular places. For this, we must also turn to the more immediate sensations of touch, smell, taste and sound. This episode explores the last of these sensations, considering what it means to represent cities and architecture through sound. Unlike the ...
PublisherEECLECTIC2018
An abstract illustration that represents different phases of depression, seeking to make the invisible visible. The word “depression” is not mentioned in the book. Therefore, the reader must find her own interpretation of the different feelings and emotions of the disease while diving into the illustrations. The aesthetic approach is consciously simple and minimalist. The techniques used are hand drawing, computer drawing, and 3D-modeling.
Anicka Yi, Christophe Laudamiel, Sean Raspet
PublisherLonely Samurai2014
What is the language of scent? Master perfumer Christophe Laudamiel and artist Sean Raspet chat with Anicka about our limited olfactive vocabulary and how to expand it.
PublisherNew Models2019
Founders of nonfood, Lucy Chinen & Sean Raspet discuss contemporary food supply chains and sustainable food futures, including the R&D of their own algae-based nonbar. Along the way, we address: monocultures, fear, skeuomorphic flavor, cellular agriculture, and the real cost of “all-natural.” (w/ Caroline Busta, Daniel Keller, @LILINTERNET)
Musk is a fluid that is akin to the human body. Originally obtained from a gland of the musk deer, it was already in use in Ancient Persia. If dosed correctly, the odor it yields is perceived as enticing. An overdose, however, smells repellent. The neuronal reactions to which musk gives rise are similar in human beings and animals. But musk is also a stabilizer for other scents applied to the human skin. Numerous products take advantage of this quality. Due to its expensiveness and in response to animal-rights concerns, the most common form of musk in the cosmetic and ...
PublisherFlugschriften2019
Fifteen one-minute songs and an identity defined by its own scattering. Steven Shaviro delves into Tierra Whack’s Whack World to show how it “overwhelms us with a kaleidoscopic variety of ever-shifting feelings,” making sure our senses traverse the contrast, richness and contradiction of a Web 2.0. self.
This book was published on the occasion of THROUGH AND THROUGH AND THROUGH, an exhibition of new work by Gordon Hall, curated by Roya Amirsoleymani and Kristan Kennedy, commissioned and presented by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art in Portland, Oregon from June 8–August 10, 2019.
Sara Hendren is a designer, artist, writer, and professor whose work centers around adaptive and assistive technologies, prosthetics, inclusive design, accessible architecture, and related ideas. She teaches inclusive design practices at Olin College in Massachusetts and writes and edits Abler, her site to collect and comment on art, adaptive technologies and prosthetics, and the future of human bodies in the built environment. In this episode, Sara and I talk about her own background and using design to manifest ideas in the world, the role of writing in her own design practice, and how teaches these ideas with her students.
PublisherShifter2007
The intimate is one of proximity and familiarity. As a relational category, intimacy is a quality of closeness, attachment, and belongingness. To be intimate with someone or some thing is to have an innermost connection. Intimacy, or intimus, designates interiority or an inward sensation, as in under one’s skin. To intimate is also to commu-nicate with a hint, to imply subtly. is process requires a codified reception, a circle of acknowledgement and recognition. Intimacy not only designates issues pertinent to the discussion of home, sexuality, identity, the slippage between the private and public, but also relationships made out of kinship, ...
Episode 10: Somatic Knowledge Sonia Fernández Pan in conversation with artist Ania Nowak about the intimate connection between feeling and thinking, different forms and manifestations of love, as well the ambiguity of care, the situation of women in performing arts, and female bodies where illness and disease could also be a social symptom and not only a personal condition.
How can our public outdoor spaces support degrowth? In the UK, The Countryside Right of Way Act (2000), campaigned for over a hundred years by The Ramblers, opened up vast swathes of private open countryside land to hikers travelling on foot. Scandinavian rights to land are older and more established, they shaped the outdoor culture of these countries. Hiking, foraging and exploring become ways of political manifestation in the face of rapid privatisation of land. The Age of Forage aims to raise awareness of the fruits of, and rights to, land. Foraging is a vehicle to remind us of the interdependencies between humans ...
PublisherThe Funambulist2015
This conversation with Rahel Aima and Ahmad Makia is the first of two (the second one is with Dena Qaddumi) recorded live in the event organized by Columbia University Studio-X in Amman, directed by Funambulist friend Nora Akawi. The first audio file above is the presentation of Archipelago in general and of the Levant series in particular as it originally preceded the conversation with Rahel and Ahmad. We begin the latter with the introduction of their online/printed platform, The State, and its subtle articulation between the politics of space and the politics of body. This discussion mostly focuses on the third issue ...
PublisherUrbanomic2016
Pamela Rosenkranz peers into the evolutionary depths of the colour blue.
How does language change our understanding of the natural world, and our own role within it? How can the introduction of new terms into public discourse – depense, degrowth – alter our realities? Visual Ecolophonic is an informal research project by INDA & Animali Domestici through encounters with with Sami reindeer herders, cultural associations, and artists, in northern Finland, which considers how the Northern Sami language embraces the ecosophic, or ecophilosophical, complexity of nature in a way that other languages do not. The project considers how architects may embrace a more complex vocabulary and understanding of the ecologies in which ...
PublisherThe Funambulist2014
The multiplicity of mediums used by Erin Manning to address the Spinozist question of “what can a body do” certainly influences this conversation and its “start from the middle,” a Deleuzian notion of which she is particularly fond. Through fashion design, literature, dance and philosophy, we repeatedly explores how little we know of the body. This ignorance is however balanced by our certitude that all design/politics that consider the body in a normative manner rather than in its singularity will indubitably hurt it rather than work with it. Erin Manning holds a University Research Chair in Relational Art and Philosophy in ...

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