#DIMENSIONSXR2020 / Pr Sarah Kenderdine :”Inhabited information spaces: a landscapes for the senses”

This presentation explores the work of EPFL’s Laboratory for
Experimental Museology, a transdisciplinary initiative at the
intersection of imaging technologies, immersive
visualisation , visual analytics and digital aesthetics. eM +
engages in research from scientific, artistic and humanistic
perspectives and promotes a post cinematic multisensory
engagement using experimental platforms.
Our research explores the ways in which mechanistic
descriptions of database logic can be replaced and
computation can become ‘experiential, spatial and
materialized; embedded and embodied’. It was at the birth
of the Information Age in the 1950s that the prominent
designer Gyorgy Kepes of MIT said “information abundance”
should be a “landscapes of the senses” that organizes both
perception and practice.
“This ‘felt order’ he said should be “a source of beauty, data
transformed from its measured quantities and recreated as
sensed forms exhibiting properties of harmony, rhythm and

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