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On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 8:05 PM, sergio basbaum <email@example.com> wrote:
> Dear yasminers,
> I's like to thank Raewin Turner and the Yasmin people for this invitation.
> I introduce myself:
> I was born in 1964 in São Paulo, where I still live and work -- as a
> at PUC-SP. I started my professional carreer as musician -- I still play
> but I made my bachelor studies in Cinema, when I started to study the
> relations among colors and sounds, what has led me to made a master's in
> subject of synesthesia. This turned into a small book, called "Synesthesia,
> art and technology" (2002), a combination of some material from psychology
> and neurosciences on the topic of synesthesia and a small inventory of
> art-works that aimed different kinds of multisensory solutions. This work
> already suggested some links among digital culture and synesthetic
> experiences, developed in much broader scope in my PhD work, about the
> impact of an omnipresent digital environment on perception and meaning. I
> was then already involved with the writings of Maurice Merleau-Ponty on
> perception, along the works of Contance Classen and David Howes, the
> Canadian Anthropologists that have been doing an extraordinary work in the
> Anthropology of the senses.
> I keep it very interdisciplinar, however, bringing ideas from many other
> artists and authors -- Heidegger, Flusser, McLuhan, Benjamin, Maturana and
> Varela are some I often like to quote --, and since I teach nowadays
> cognitive science, I keep an eye on contemporary science's discussion on
> senses. My last effort has been a post-doc work on the relations among
> perception and language under a primacy of meaning. I'd say I've been
> working with the senses for more than 15 years now.
> For seven years (2001-08) I teached classes devoted to the discussion of
> multisensory perception with bodyarts (dance, acting, performance)
> undergraduate students, which constituted a remarkable interdisciplinary
> laboratory of theory and practice on multisensory perception.
> Look forward a beautiful conversation on the topic next weeks,
> Best from Brazil
> Sérgio Basbaum
> -- Prof. Dr. Sérgio Roclaw Basbaum
> -- Coord. Tecnologia e Mídias Digitais
> -- Pós-Graduação Tec.da Inteligência e Design Digital - TIDD (PUC-SP)
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