Sensory jam 2022: exploring other sensibilities - beyond human senses and aesthetics

French, Fiona, Mancini, Clara and Martin, Christopher Flynn (2023) Sensory jam 2022: exploring other sensibilities - beyond human senses and aesthetics. In: Sensory Jam 2022, 6 December 2022, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.


This workshop aims to facilitate human participants to become more aware of other animals’ sensory and aesthetic sensibilities, raising points for discussion and future research within Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI). For all animals, being able to make sense of the environment is crucial in order to gain control and make informed choices, as well as to achieve competence in daily activities. Although human perception is limited by evolution, technology can enable us to perceive signals that may be meaningful for other species, thereby gaining insight and possibly empathy. Moreover, pursuing a multi-species perspective may foster inclusive approaches to design that aim to achieve a lighter environmental impact by taking into account the sensory experiences of other species.

We will offer participants a range of activities to challenge human senses and sense-making abilities, and then invite them to collaboratively design and test a system that incorporates some animal-centred sensory stimulation inspired by the activities previously undertaken.

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