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ALISON Aurosa, PhD (2014) is currently Adjunct Lecturer in Landscape Aesthetics at Politecnico di Milano and Digital Aesthetics at the Department of Architecture, University of Naples, Federico II. Since 2014, she collaborates in teaching the Doctorate of Philosophy of the Architectural Interior (Federico). Since 2015, she is a member associée of the GERPHAU Research Laboratory (Paris La Villette) and since 2021 of the IMU Research Laboratory (Lyon3). Since 2019 she is Editor in Chief of the international journal Bachelard Studies. Since 2020 she is part of the Scientific Committee of the series Aesthetica Edizioni "Emergences of Aesthetics". In addition, she collaborates as a referee with national and international journals. Since 2006 his philosopher of reference is Gaston Bachelard. His research interests are developed through the aesthetic analysis of different living forms, starting from architecture, design, atmospheres and gender studies. 

Castro uses electronic media in the production of her artwork. The overlapping of geographic, virtual and mental spaces, landscape as trajectory, identity, are recurrent themes in her work. She has contributed as author to the academic journals such as Art & Politics of Identity of (University of Murcia), Cultural Geographies and Artnodes Journal on Art, Science and Technology. She is currently practice based research fellow at the Center for Innovation and Development in Arts of the National Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon and profesor at the Arts & Humanities Department of the Metropolitan Autonomous University in Mexico and DXARTS-UW PhD Candidate. 

Related publication links:

Outside in: exile at home an algorithmic discrimination system

https://www.raco.cat/index.php/Artnodes/article/view/373974

Questioning the exceptionality of the exception: Annabel Castro’s ‘Outside in: exile at home’ (2018) in Cuernavaca

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1474474020931525

 

 

Anton V. Sidoroff-Dorso is a Moscow-based linguist and psychologist. He received a full specialist degree in linguistics and language acquisition and studied for a post-graduation degree (Candidate of Sciences) in psychology at Moscow Pedagogical State University, with a dissertation on individual differences in people with synaesthesia. His research focuses on general psychological and neurocognitive aspects of synaesthesia, synaesthetic mechanisms as viewed in the frameworks of cultural-historical psychology and developmental biocultural co-constructivism. 
Anton is a founding board member of the International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists (IASAS). He has served on the board of the Artecittà Foundation as its International Coordinator since 2012, and is a member of the editorial board of the international Synesthesia Journal (Artecitta). He also founded the Russian Synaesthesia Community and supervises its web-resource synaesthesia.ru. and initiated and manages the data-base of Russian-speaking synaesthetes (now approx. 800 people).  Anton translated and adapted the Russian-language version of the worldwide multilingual online Synesthesia Battery (Baylor College of Medicine, Eagleman Lab). He is also a co-author of anthropology of synaesthesia, author and developer of Synaesthesia Quotient and a related multi-scale test battery. Additionally, he is the co-editor of the Leonardo Bibliography list: Synaesthesia in Art and Science of the interdisciplinary journal Leonardo (MIT) and participated as key speaker in the production of science documentaries on the senses and synaesthesia. He was the initiator and main organiser of the IASAS Moscow Conference Synaesthesia: Cross-Sensory Aspects of Cognition across Science and Art held collaboratively by IASAS, the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, the Museum of Moscow and the Russian Synaesthesia Association.
Anton is also head of the synaesthesia research group at the Centre for Multidisciplinary Research of Contemporary Childhood of the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education.


 

Eric Fong  

Eric Fong is a UK-based visual artist. He holds a BFA from York University, Toronto and an MA Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London. He works in a range of media, including photography, film, sculpture and installation.

Fong’s practice is driven by his interest in the juncture between art and science, informed by his experience as a former medical doctor. His recent works forensically examines traces of physical presence and the markers of absence and loss.

Fong has exhibited his work across the UK and internationally, including Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York; Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest; EAST International, Norwich; London Group Open, Shape Open and Creekside Open, London; International 3 Gallery and Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester; Exposure Photography Festival, Contemporary Calgary; Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, InterAccess, and Gallery TPW, Toronto and numerous international short film festivals.

Fong’s works are held in private and public collections, including the Arts Council England Collection, The Lightbox Gallery, Woking and York University, Toronto. He is a recipient of grants from Arts Council England, British Council and Leverhulme Trust.

Fong has won exhibition prizes awarded by Victoria Miro (victoria-miro.com) at Creekside Open and by Yinka Shonibare MBE at Shape Open, London. He was a finalist for the Lumen Prize (Award for Art and Technology) 2019 and was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2021 and included in the Future Now anthology.

 

 

The Amsterdam based sound image artist, soundscape composer Ricardo Huisman aka Dj Sensescape creates inclusive interactive tactile sonic sculpture installations. His woollen sound sculptures produce tangible/audible composed “sensescapes” causing an intimate intensified personal multi-sensory hearing experience that reveal associative dimensions, reminiscences, bodily sensations and could give rise to new spaces for imagination and (sense) knowledge. He invites people to become conductors of their "multi sensorial hearing perspective", response-able, responsible owners of an inclusive sound habitat / ecology; being open for different abilities when sensing soundscapes. (aural diversity)    www.ricardohuisman.com

 

 

Carey Jewitt is Professor of Technology and Learning, University College London (UCL) and Chair of the UCL Collaborative Social Science Domain. She explores digitally mediated interaction, the development of multimodal and multisensory theory and methods, and methodological innovation at the intersection of technology, the arts and social sciences. Carey is Director of InTouch project (in-touch-digital.com) which investigates the sociality and sensoriality of digital touch technologies for communication. She has led many interdisciplinary research projects funded by the ERC, ESRC, EPSRC, and the British Academy. Carey is a founding editor of the new Multimodality & Society journal, and the Visual Communication journal (both published by SAGE). Her recent publications include articles in New Media & Society, Information, Communication & Society, Qualitative Research, The Senses and Society, and the book, Interdisciplinary Insights for Digital Touch Communication (2020).

@IN_TOUCH_UCL

Margot Racat holds a PhD in Marketing from University of Lyon, France. She is professor of marketing at IDRAC Business School. Her research focuses mainly on issues related to sensory influence on information processing in marketing contexts (e.g. mediated environments, customer experience) and management (e.g. entrepreneurial decision making in extreme contexts). She particularly gives interest to computer-mediated and virtual environments for consumption and knowledge transfer. She publishes her work as articles and books (Journal of Interactive Marketing, French Management Review, French Marketing Journal, Palgrave MacMillan, …).

Lisa May Thomas is an award-winning dance and film artist, trained in contemporary dance techniques, improvisation and somatic practices. Her work is award-winning and presented across the globe. Lisa has worked extensively in the intersection of performance and technology and her current practice-as-research PhD takes this focus.

 

recent VR project https://soma-project.co.uk

https://www.watershed.co.uk/studio/residents/lisa-may-thomas

Celia Vara holds a Ph.D. in Communication (2019) at Concordia University (Quebec, Canada). She is a psychologist and has been working since 1998 in a pioneering research and treatment centre on gender violence. She has participated in numerous researches and projects on feminism and art in Europe, Canada and the Caribbean. Her master thesis (“Feminist Video Art in the 70’s in Spain”) won in 2015 the 1st Prize-Award in Gender and Research by Jaume I University in Spain. She is a visual artist and curator and has had numerous residencies and individual and collective exhibitions in Dominican Republic, Canada, Cuba and Spain. Her writings and media work have appeared in Journal feralfeminisms, Institute for Women and Art Directory-Rutgers University, Feminizine, Mc Graw Hill, Arte y Políticas de Identidad (https://doi.org/10.6018/reapi.416741 ) and Performance Research (Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis).

Her research interests include performance, contemporary art, experimental and social movement media from a feminist perspective. Her doctoral thesis draws from kinesthetic experience to explore performance as a possibility for self-exploration and feminist liberation contributing to the understanding of performance and body art outside of the American feminist context and implementing a creative and feminist embodied methodology (Fina Miralles’ Relacions: Kinesthetic Knowledge and Corporeal Agency, 2019). https://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/984673/.

Celia’s research interests are implementing research-creation methodologies drawing from kinesthetia to explore performance and corporeal movement/stillness as a possibility for self-exploration and feminist intervention.

Contact: celiavara@gmail.com