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Sensorium: Embodied Experience, Technology, and Contemporary Art
The relationship between the body and electronic technology, extensively theorized through the 1980s and 1990s, has reached a new technosensual comfort zone in the early twenty-first century. In Sensorium, contemporary artists and writers explore the implications of the techno-human interface. Ten artists, chosen by an international team of curators, offer their own edgy i ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published October 6th 2006 by MIT Press (MA)
(first published October 1st 2006)
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Sensorium aims to examine “the current mediated status of the percipient center of human consciousness, while also historicizing the present condition and delineating trace elements from our collecting past” (Jones 4). The term sensorium refers to the sum of an organism’s perception, the “seat of sensation” where it experiences and interprets the environments within which it lives. The short essays in this volume focus on variations in the sensorium across social contexts. Most importantly the k ...more
This is an absolute must-read for any artist working in installation or an experiential medium. The deconstruction of our obsession with ocularity is not only refreshing but also allows us to move beyond it and reclaim our other senses in practicum. As for the Abecedarius at the end of the book, it is a wonderful anthology of mediums and references for any studio. I can't say enough good things about this book! I recommend it to anyone interested in the new paradigm of contemporary art or art th ...more