[ISEA2011] Panel: Amanda Tasse – Neural Me­di­a­tion: In­stru­ment of Per­cep­tion as Spec­ta­cle, Nar­ra­tive, and Method

Panel Statement

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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