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Sugandha Gupta – Sensory Textiles

Sugandha Gupta – Sensory Textiles

Parsons faculty Sugandha Gupta is a textile artist and maker who emphasizes the need to engage through the senses. She believes in discovering her strengths in her senses by working with her hands using a variety of different techniques and materials. She uses natural fibers such as paper, silk, cotton , cords, wool and transforms them by manipulating the materials.  She creates  a variety of textures and adds scents as well as sounds to create an immersive and evocative experience for her audience. Her work exist between the realms of art and design and carries a message of inclusion in society.

The Senses – Design Beyond Vision

The Senses – Design Beyond Vision

Sensory design recognizes that we understand and navigate the world with all five of our senses. Organized into nine thematic sections, The Senses demonstrates that by opening up to multiple sensory dimensions, designers reach a greater diversity of users.

Tate Sensorium

Tate Sensorium

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Galleries are overwhelmingly visual. But people are not – the brain understands the world by combining what it receives from all five senses. Can taste, touch, smell and sound change the way we ‘see’ art?

Chris Salter – Displace 2.0

Chris Salter – Displace 2.0

Displace 2.0 puts sensory experience in the foreground. Groups of visitors progress through the three floors of the space, encountering a series of environments and experience sensory actions that intermingle the senses of smell, taste, sight, sound and touch. At first, these sensory modalities are separated from each other, but grow over time to cause intense, almost hallucinatory sensations merging to a point of pure saturation.

What does color smell like?

What does color smell like?

That color and smell have a sensory connection is long-established, but there’s debate about whether associating the smell of strawberries with red or smoke with black is something structured in our brains, based in language, or resulting from experience. A study published this week in the peer-reviewed, open-access PLoS One called “Cross-Cultural Color-Odor Associations” suggests it may be cultural.

Drinking In the Art: Museums Offer a Growing Banquet for the Senses

Drinking In the Art: Museums Offer a Growing Banquet for the Senses

As visitors strolled through a recent display of Madame de Pompadour’s coffee grinder, an 1840s Sèvres porcelain coffee set, tea canisters, sugar bowls and other European decorative arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the scent of roasted coffee beans arose in one room. Bach’s “Coffee” Cantata played in the background.

Does music change the taste of wine?

Does music change the taste of wine?

Let’s be blunt: The tongue is really dumb. Unlike the rest of our sensory organs, which are exquisitely sensitive, that lump of exposed muscle sitting in the mouth is a crude perceptual device, able to only detect five different taste sensations. (Your cochlea, in contrast, contains thousands of different hair cells, each of which is tuned to particular wavelengths of sound.)

Virtual reality and the fix of the future

Virtual reality and the fix of the future

Increasingly sophisticated virtual reality can reward almost every sense, creating a fiction that the brain believes is authentic. Stevyn Colgan explores the addictive possibilities of this sensory immersion, from calorie-free eating to victimless crimes.

Sam Taylor-Johnson: Biological Time and decay

Sam Taylor-Johnson: Biological Time and decay

Originally a sculptor, Sam Taylor-Johnson began working in photography, film, and video in the early 1990s. The split between being and appearance in situations where the line between interior and external sense of self is in conflict – has always been in the centre of her creative work.

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