Sense and Society

xylophoneThis project will collect essays on the role and significance of the senses in current arts and design practices into a book.

It will draw on elements from around the Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts, including Imagination’s work on questions arising from the effects and possibilities of new sensing and sense-stimulating technology, and from Insight investigating the understanding that what links them is intimate, engaged reflection on practices of making and seeing, the results of which raise questions for persistent, simplistic assumptions about the role of the senses in the arts.