This evening we will be exploring our senses and how we engage with our environment through smell, touch, taste, sight and sound.
We’ll be thinking about how sensory inputs affect our moods, whether they impact how we learn, and how they colour our creativity. Investigating how new approaches to digital fluency draw on theories of embodied cognition, we’ll hear about harnessing technology and to engage our senses. We’ll also be scenting out opportunities for creative expression that don’t only rely on visual stimuli and trying to understand some visual stimuli that we can’t necessarily see.
Tereza Stehlíková is an artist working in primarily in moving image. She holds a PhD from the Royal College of Art, where she researched the tactile language of film. She is also a senior lecturer at the University of Westminster and a research coordinator at the RCA. She is a founder of Sensory Sites, an international collective generating collaborative exhibitions and research projects that explore sensory perception and bodily experience.
Susan Lechelt is researching her PhD at UCL. She completed an MA in Cognitive Science at the University of Edinburgh, where she focused on sensory processing, in particular exploring visual perception through computational models of the visual cortex. She is now involved in the CodeMe project, where her research is centred around exploring new methods for teaching children about the Internet of Things. Her particular interest is in the design and evaluation of tangible educational toolkits and holistic learning environments.
Sofie Boons is a jewellery designer with a conceptual mind-set. She graduated in 2010 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (BE) as Bachelor ‘Jewellery Design and Silversmithing’. Moving to London in 2011, she completed her postgraduate at the RCA. The jewellery she designs tells a story; it visualises the invisible. Her work is not restricted to a certain material or technique and she is obsessed with looking for new and innovative alternatives for the traditional . Her passion for scents continues to reappear as a topic and inspiration.
THECUBE London is a coworking space in the heart of Shoreditch. We have been hosting artists in our space for the last 7 years, and are excited to be hosting Em-Em from Central Saint Martins for the summer. This talk is free for everyone – be it workspace members or non-members. However, please ensure to register for your tickets by clicking on the link above.