This is a workshop with staff and students at the Universidad Catolica de Chile.
We are exploring a range of approaches and technologies that are going to used to capture environments and experiences associated with the threat of seismic events in Santiago.
Introduction to the workshop.
Leeds University: http://media.leeds.ac.uk
NERC Seismic Cities:http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=NE%2FP015964%2F1
Research interests: Tom Jackson
Tom’s primary area of research is sensory ethnography. Bringing together interests in cross-modal perception, anthropology, cultural geography and digital media, he proposes new sensory research methods. Through the design and development of digital tools, such as multisensory, spatial and participatory virtual archives and immersive and embodied audiovisual recordings, his work aims to explore the relationships between sensory experience and cultural phenomena. Tom’s commercial experience in graphic design, photography and interactive programming have informed his largely practice-led approach to research.
• Sensory ethnography
• Cross-modal perception
• Cultural geography
• Environmental psychology
• Digital media
• The virtual archive
Simon's research interests relate to community history, storytelling and the role of community voices in representing themselves. He is particularly interested in the ways in which communities can work equally with large organisations and institutions and share archival and community assets. He has been working to develop digital assets that can allow people to communicate and publish their stories and this platform is a result of one of these projects.
He has worked on several projects that include:
Opening the Archives: The BBC and the Miners' Strike / Strike Stories:
Digital Tools in the service of Difficult Heritage: http://www.digitalheritage.leeds.ac.uk
Using Digital Tools to Challenge Xenophobia and Support International Development in South Africa
360° photography as a research method
Temple Works, Leeds:
Science Museum Agricultural Gallery:
Science Museum Blythe House Stores (prototype):
Newcastle Grainger Market (lo-fi 'recce' with Ricoh Theta S and binaural audio):
Landmark Trust Banqueting House:
Binaural Field Recording as a Research Method
5 de Mayo, Mexico City:
Mercado Central, Santiago, Chile:
Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda, Santiago, Chile:
Cross-modal perception and multisensory ethnography
"There can be no doubt that our senses are designed to work in concert ... even those experiences that at first may appear to be modality-specific are most likely to have been influenced by activity in other sensory modalities, despite our lack of awareness of such interactions."
(Calvert et al., 2004, p.xi)
"the senses are often assumed to be an intrinsic property of the body – a natural and unmediated aspect of human being … I argue that the senses are far from innocent; they are a situated practice that can shed light on the way bodies experience different spaces of culture."
(Law, 2001, p.266)
Creating 360° interactive photographs
Exercise: Tell a spatial story!
Using field recording, 360° photography and/or participatory platforms, create a spatial story and post it to the Yarn Community: www.yarncommunity.org