Soma}News – Issue 5

November 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

Soma-related emotion news from Sept/Oct 2014. Connections to art, tech, memory, smell, touch, memory, pain and more…

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“What sex and birth look like through an MRI machine” is a collection of Magnetic Resonance Imagery. Beautiful and captivating. (NSFW)

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What I learnt at The School of Machines, Making and Make-believe

October 29, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Links to a PDF > Issuu.com

One month, 13 students, countless visiting artists and a huge array of creative coding. I was delighted to take the opportunity this July to take part in ‘Responsive Spaces’. The culmination was an interactive installation group show in a warehouse space in Urban Spree, Friedrichstein. Many thanks to Rachel Uwa, the brains behind the genius. Click on the image above to see the full PDF.

What are Emotions, Feelings and Sensations? Composite or Hierarchical models?

October 23, 2014 § 1 Comment

A visitor to this blog, Aghar just asked “I have this question: What is a feeling, emotion, and sensation? are they different things?”. Thanks for asking!

So I started reflecting visually…

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Sonja Bäumel

October 1, 2014 § 2 Comments

Sonja Bäumel is a fashion designer based in Austria who collaborates with microbiologists to create stunning art. My favourite at the moment is the Human Petri Dish. Check out her bountiful site. You can also access a full paper she presented at Design4Health 2013 conference here.

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Cartography of the Human Body, 2010/11, in collaboration with Erich Schopf

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Soma}News – July/August

September 10, 2014 § 1 Comment

Soma-related emotion news. Connections to tech, memory, smell, touch, fashion, stand-up comedy and more…

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Soma}News – May/June

August 5, 2014 § Leave a comment

A round-up of soma-related emotion research and connections to mobile tech, media, crossing senses…

Taste metaphors engage the emotional brain

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Soma}News – March/April – Part 2

May 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

Continued round-up of soma-related research and connections to emotion, sound, morality, mind, soul, health and contagions. Plus this edition’s featured lexicon entry: “wu-wei”.

The Sound of Music

The higher the sound in pitch, the higher we perceive it to be in space.

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