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LUCDH Lunchtime Speaker Series

Wednesday 10 March 2021
12:00 (noon) - 13:00
Kaltura Live Rooms (online)
Kaltura Live Rooms - please register for login details - email: lucdh@leidenuniv.nl
Where Dogs Run, “Collector”, 2016. Courtesy of the artists.

Sense Acts and Decision-Making: Electronic Tools and Artistic Models

Join us for Ksenia Fedorova's LUCDH lunchtime talk Wednesday, March 10th, 12:00 – 13:00 via Kaltura Live Rooms.

How is perception instrumental in making decisions? What epistemological and ethical questions arise with the advent of new methods of analysis and shaping perception? Tools, such as electronic sensors for measuring physiological response, have been widely employed in the fields ranging from behavioral psychology to empirical branches of humanistic research. The talk will explore how art can help critically challenge and expand our conceptions of perception in empirical research. Biofeedback-based art, embodied interaction practices and art with nonhuman actors will be considered as models disclosing the new value of sensing and a sense act.

Ksenia Fedorova is a media and media art researcher, holding PhD in Cultural Studies (University of California Davis) and Ph.D in Philosophy/Aesthetics (Ural Federal University, St.Petersburg State University, RU). She is the author of Tactics of Interfacing: Encoding Affect in Art and Technology (MIT Press, 2020), and the co-editor of Media: Between Magic and Technology (2014, in Russian).

Please register here for upcoming lunchtalks or email: lucdh@hum.leidenuniv.nl 

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