EVENT: See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception

October 19, 2012
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Get ready to say goodbye to unconscious sensing and embrace cyborgs, post-humans, mediated reality and all manner of cutting edge sensory interventions like seeing with your tongue or plugging your nervous system directly into a computer. Madeline Schwartzman has combed fifty years of sensory experimentation and proposals for the human apparatus that span the practical to the absurd, and blur the boundary between organic and artificial, internal and external, public and private, safe and unsustainable. Crossing over traditional boundaries, Schwartzman pools proposals for the body and the senses from art, architecture, design, interaction design, cybernetics, neuroscience and more, and reveals the radical harmony of the body and technology in our every shifting not-too-distant future.

Madeline Schwartzman is a native New Yorker with a restless approach to media and art practices. A graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, her work combines film and video, writing, design and teaching. Among her projects are her first published book See Yourself Sensing (Black Dog Publishing, London 2011); a feature-length film titled Aphrodisiac; over fifteen shorts that have screened at festivals in the United States and abroad; and an upcoming novel. Schwartzman holds long-term teaching positions at Columbia University and at Parsons The New School for Design. She may be working on her next technology-focused non-fiction book.

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