Inspiration

Description

Scientist Angela: I am a communications researcher. I mainly study how our senses are used in everyday interactions. I am particularly motivated to study how touch and nonverbal gestures improve interpersonal communication. I use technology to measure how people use their senses while interacting with objects, each other, and themselves. I build a lot of devices to explore synesthesia (crossmodal transfer of signals between our senses). I evaluate how adding or enhancing sensory awareness during communication improves expression, understanding, and emotional grounding.

Designer Harry: I am using sunlight , artificial light, and different substrates plus cast shadows to make form. Attached are images from my photography work. My aesthetic as a visual artist and designer is driven by a keen interest in Russian Constructivist and Bauhaus artists which has led me to explore and produce creative pieces engaged with systems, materials and generative processes.