Expanding aesthetics

French, Fiona (2022) Expanding aesthetics. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 9. pp. 1-19. ISSN 2297-1769

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This paper seeks to expand traditional aesthetic dimensions of design beyond the limits of human capability in order to encompass other species’ sensory modalities. To accomplish this, the idea of inclusivity is extended beyond human cultural and personal identities and needs, to embrace multi-species experiences of places, events and interactions in the world. This involves drawing together academic perspectives from ecology, neuroscience, anthropology, philosophy and interaction design, as well as exploring artistic perspectives and demonstrating how these different frames of reference can inspire and complement each other. This begins with a rationale for the existence of non-human aesthetics, followed by an overview of existing research into non-human aesthetic dimensions. Novel aesthetic categories are proposed and the challenge of how to include non-human aesthetic sensibility in design is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: aesthetics; design; inclusivity; multi-species; perception; Animal-Computer Interaction; animal centered computing; more-than-human design
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works
500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics
600 Technology
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Fiona French
Date Deposited: 05 May 2022 10:17
Last Modified: 05 May 2022 10:17
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/7557

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