The Citizen Sense research group is hosting a year-long seminar series on “Sensing Practices.” The series attends to questions about how sensing and practice emerge, take hold, and form attachments across environmental, material, political and aesthetic concerns. Rather than take “the senses” as a fixed starting point, this seminar series instead considers how sensing-as-practice is differently articulated in relation to technologies of environmental monitoring, data gathered for evidentiary claims, the formation of citizens, and more-than-human entanglements. How might these expanded approaches to sensing practices recast engagements with experience, and reconfigure explorations of practice-based research?
The first talk in the event series includes Etienne Turpin on “Design for Civic Co-management: A GeoSocial Intelligence Approach to Crowdsourcing Urban Data,” 15 October 2014 from 16.00-18.00. More information is available here.
- Mel Y. Chen covers topics related to “brain fog” in “Cognitive Fluctuation, Distributed Sensing, and the Marking of Illness,” 17 October 2014 from 16.00-18.00.
- Ele Carpenter discusses “Sensing Radiation through Contemporary Artists’ Practices (Fukushima Prefecture, 2014),” 26 November 2014 from 16.00-18.00.
- Alex Taylor from Microsoft presents “Data and Life on the Street,” 28 January 2015 from 16.00-18.00.
- Lucy Suchman from Lancaster University will give a paper on “Sensing War at the Interface: Immersive Training Simulations and the Sense-able,” 25 February 2015 from 16.00-18.00.
- Rosi Bradotti from Utrecht University will present work on “Affect, Relation, Becoming,” 12 March 2015 from 16.00-18.00.
- Graham Harwood of YoHa will provide details on his project in Southend, “Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone, Fruits and Flowers of the Thames” [PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS].
- Rebecca Ellis from Lancaster University will consider, “Dark Matters: An Interrogation of Thresholds of (Im)perceptibility through Theoretical Cosmology, Fine Art and Anthropology of Science,” 24 June 2015 from 16.00-18.00.
Additional talks that will take place in the series will be posted here in the near future.
Image 1: Radon testing in northeasthern Pennsylvania, Citizen Sense
Image 2: Flood Report, Peta Jakarta