Pragmatic Apparatus – Sensoria: An exploratory interdisciplinary framework for researching multimodal & sensory experiences

Cited by Lee Sonogan

PDF) Designing for Multi-sensory Experiences in the Built Environment

Abstract by Carey Jewitt, Marloeke van der Vlugt, Falk Hübner

This paper describes the development and salience of an original and innovative interdisciplinary approach, Sensoria, that combines methods and techniques from social science and performance to address the methodological challenges of researching sensory/multimodal experiences. It sets out the core components and methodological principles that underpin the approach and uses an illustrative example to show how it can facilitate research on hard to access sensorial experiences, to access, understand and analyse people’s experiences and perspectives of touch, a highly tacit sensory mode. The paper discusses the methodological contribution and challenges of this approach to sensory research for social science and artistic practice and ‘more-than-representational’ research more generally. It concludes by making a case for more critical research spaces at the intersection of these disciplines to foster multi-dimensional research dialogues and to advance the exploration and understanding of the relationship between the sensory, social and the digital.

Publication: Methodological Innovations (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Pub Date: Oct 20, 2021 Doi:

Keywords: Arts-based, interdisciplinary, performance, touch, multimodal, sensory (Plenty more sections and references in this research article)

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