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Stephen Boyd Davis <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 23 Dec 2007 18:11:31 +0000
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Lansdown Lecture - Christian Nold on Recapturing the Sensory Commons - 23
January 2008 ­ London

This public lecture is free. All welcome.

+ Recapturing the Sensory Commons

+ Christian Nold, artist, lecturer, designer, cultural activist

+ Date: Wednesday 23 January 2008

+ Time: 4:50pm for one hour

+ Location: Middlesex University, London, EN4 8HT
Cat Hill Campus: Room 137

Stephen Boyd Davis: [log in to unmask]

Recapturing the Sensory Commons
Everyday we walk through areas that are frequently called public spaces.
Yet, how truly public are these spaces? Who is the public anyway? This
lecture suggests artistic and practical methods for re-examining ideas of
public space. How might we construct a body-centred politics that advocates
the right for people to modulate their own sensory microcosm?

About the speaker
Christian Nold is an artist, designer and educator working to develop new
participatory models for communal representation. He is most famous for his
series of Bio Mapping projects which combine galvanic skin response (GSR)
with GPS location to map the levels of individualsı arousal as they move
through the world. By aggregating this data he has constructed maps that
visualise where the community feels stressed or excited.

In 2001 he wrote the well received book ŒMobile Vulgusı, which examined the
history of the political crowd and which set the tone for his research into
participatory mapping.

Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2004, Christian has led a
number of large scale participatory projects and worked with a team on
diverse academic research projects. His Bio Mapping project has had
significant international publicity and been staged in 16 different
countries: over 1500 people have taken part in workshops and exhibitions.

He is currently based at the Bartlett, University College London.

Christian Nold site:

Room 137
Middlesex University
Cat Hill
Herts EN4 8HT
United Kingdom

Date and time
Wednesday 23 January at 4:50pm

Stephen Boyd Davis
Reader in Interactive Media
Head, Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts
Middlesex University, Cat Hill, Barnet, Herts EN4 8HT
United Kingdom
Tel 44 (0)20 8411 5072
The Centre's Web Pages are at

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