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Senses of Embodiment: Art, Technics, Media

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Edited By Mika Elo and Miika Luoto

This volume is a collection of essays that presents both theory- and practice-based approaches to questions concerning the embodiment of sense.
Exploring the opening of meaning in sensible configurations, the texts also address the medial structures – at once aesthetic, bodily and technical – that condition our access to whatever makes sense to us.
The texts show in various ways how these phenomena call for trans-disciplinary research, and how theoretical or philosophical questioning gains from the experimental possibilities of artistic research.

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An Embodied Approach to Collaborative Music Practice

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KORAY TAHIROGLU AND JAMES NESFIELD N ew m ediated form s o f art experience m ake dem ands in term s o f in tu itive, ex ­ p loratory and responsive interactions. T hese form s o f in teraction can be stud­ ied in a m ulti-sensory and m ultim odal in teraction contex t, com bin ing m ultip le m odes o f sensory inpu t and output, such as audio, visual, tactile and haptic m o ­ dalities. In the physical w orld , m ulti-sensory fo rm s o f in teraction are very natural to hum an action, as w e touch and fee l, listen and hear and look and see a t the sam e tim e.1 Today, new digital technologies provide an attractive set o f tools for studying m ulti-sensory in teractions, and give us yet another w ay to look at in teraction paradigm s; w orking on them allow s us to better understand our re la ­ tionship to estab lished cultural practices and their m ed iated character.2 In a new era o f in teraction design, m any o f the specific affordances o f technologies and design challenges create a new ground fo r researchers, artists and designers to understand the evolving in teraction styles and behaviors.3 O ur research, “N otion o f the Participative and E nacting Sonic In teraction” (PESI), aim s to investigate potential affordances o f dig ital technologies to c...

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