Reframing the Paradigms of Inner Bodies

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Dolores A. Steinman
David A. Steinman


Awareness of our environments both external and internal are in continuous flux and highly mediated by technologies we have created. The research project we shall discuss is situated at the pivotal point of reframing our perception and consciousness in the context of the current in silico culture. More to the point, we shall refer to inroads into the bi-modal computer-generated simulations of blood flow patterns, in the pathological situation of a brain aneurysm, leading not only to the understanding of the phenomenon but also to the optimal communication of its complexity. This new approach, removed from both in vivo as well as in vitro, brings together visual and sound artists, computer engineers, designers and cognitive scientists with the essential goal of restructuring and re-configuring our understanding of self. This being said, the need to create ways that allow remodeling and reframing our perceptions through easily interactive tools that are also increasingly autonomous is at the core of the research we shall be presenting. Through novel approaches and complex technological mediation, the accompanying conscious experiences co-evolve and develop in complexity. The aim is for this project to serve as an example and starting point for stimulating debate.

Keywords: Unseen body, In silico experience, Blood flow patterns


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