+ Recapturing the Sensory Commons
+ Christian Nold, artist, lecturer, designer, cultural activist
+ Date: Wednesday 23 January 2008
+ Time: 4:50pm for one hour
+ Location: Middlesex University, London, EN4 8HT
Cat Hill Campus: Room 137
Recapturing the Sensory Commons
Everyday we walk through areas that are frequently called public spaces.
Yet, how truly public are these spaces? Who is the public anyway? This lecture suggests artistic and practical methods for re-examining ideas of public space. How might we construct a body-centred politics that advocates the right for people to modulate their own sensory microcosm?
About the speaker
Christian Nold is an artist, designer and educator working to develop new participatory models for communal representation. He is most famous for his series of Bio Mapping projects which combine galvanic skin response (GSR) with GPS location to map the levels of individuals arousal as they move through the world. By aggregating this data he has constructed maps that visualise where the community feels stressed or excited.
In 2001 he wrote the well received book Mobile Vulgus, which examined the history of the political crowd and which set the tone for his research into participatory mapping.
Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2004, Christian has led a number of large scale participatory projects and worked with a team on diverse academic research projects. His Bio Mapping project has had significant international publicity and been staged in 16 different
countries: over 1500 people have taken part in workshops and exhibitions.
He is currently based at the Bartlett, University College London.
Christian Nold site: http://www.softhook.com/
Added by balabanovic on January 7, 2008