Panel: The Madness of Methods: Emerging Arts Research Practices
Drawing upon theoretical works in cognitive science, affect theory, and science fiction, I will analyze contemporary and historic representations of neural instrumentation throughout a variety of media formats, including a personal interactive animation project. I will contextualize these representations of perceptual inquiry across interdisciplinary frameworks, highlighting suggested fantasies associated with each form. I will show how uses of body-based sensors present the corporeal and cognitive systems as narrative spectacle. As perceptual tools and methods are appropriated from the sciences, new arenas of hybrid design research practice are established.
- Amanda Tasse works at the intersection of the perceptual sciences, interactive animation, and narrative experience design. She characterizes her methodological perspective as an attempt to probe the intersection between data visualization and intuitive association, in order to express perceptual processes as narrative. She is currently on a Fulbright grant as a doctoral researcher with the aivoAALTO brain research unit at Aalto University, School of Art & Design, in Helsinki, Finland. In addition to her current work in Neurocinematics, she is designing a dissertation project employing mobile augmented reality and biosensors in the development of externalized affective spaces. miraworldmedia.com
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