Humans In Virtual Environments (HIVE) is a series of reading groups initiated with Sensorium Director, Joel Ong, in collaboration with various other faculty and graduate students, focusing on emerging and diffractive practices in the contemporary mediated sensorium. These reading groups will explore the sensorium progressively through specific thematics, vantage points and sensory or extra-sensory apparatuses.
Reading Group #3 — The Constitution of Smell
Group members: Eva Lu, Hrysovalanti (Fereniki) Maheras, Laurence Butet-Roch, Nick Fox-Gieg
Wednesday April 12, 2023 @ 3–4:30pm EST
Sensorium Loft Space (CFA 4th Floor, Room M333)
Zoom meeting (RSVP email@example.com for link)
– How do emerging sensitivities to polysensory experiences alter our cultural imaginaries around the atmosphere and ongoing climate geo-intervention?
– How does the olfactory engender risk perception and the experience and production of socio-political difference?
– How does smell foster relationship and communication between human and non-human, whether invasive or symbiotic?
– What role does the desirability or toxicity of scents play in our embodied cultural and environmental understandings?
Join reading group core members in discussing a prepared selection of texts that will explore these questions through the lens of practices, metaphors, and philosophies. This hybrid meeting will synchronously be held in person at the Sensorium Loft as well as online via Zoom.
We welcome you to “bring a smell” for shared contemplation (in a well-sealed container please!).
Please RSVP to Eva Lu at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the bibliography and Zoom link.
Reading Group #2 – Return to the Sensorium: Sonic Sensibilities
Group members: Joel Ong, Doug Van Nort, Eva Lu, Aida Ardebili, & Hrysovalanti (Fereniki) Maheras.
Friday 26 November 2021 @ 1:30-3pm EST – Public Zoom meeting (RSVP for link)
Thursday 9 December 2021 @ 1:00- 3pm EST- IRL soundwalk with Doug Van Nort, starting at York’s Keele Campus (please follow York’s Covid Regulations)
Please RSVP to email@example.com for one, or both events.
How do studies in the sonorous or sounding world resonate with the invisible architectures of an impending digital and networked culture?
What new texts may support our understanding of sound in the future?
How does sound play a role in our embodied experiences of the social and environmental movements of today?
Join reading group core members in discussing a prepared selection of texts that will explore these questions through the lens of practices, metaphors and philosophies in contemporary sound studies.
Following this, on Dec 9, Doug Van Nort will lead a soundwalk and Deep Listening workshop. We will meet at York’s Keele campus.
Reading Group #1 – Zoom
Group Members: Joel Ong, Jennifer Fisher, Eva Lu, & Melanie Wilmink
Wednesday 8 June 2021 – 1-2:30pm EST – Public Zoom Meeting
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Join us June 8th for Sensorium HIVE Reading Group, the first event in series of reading groups focusing on emerging and diffractive practices in the contemporary mediated sensorium. These reading groups will explore the sensorium progressively through specific thematics, vantage points and sensory or extra-sensory apparatuses.