GVU Brown Bag Seminar: Thecla Schiphorst

Thecla Schiphorst

Exquisite Sensing: Exploring The Somatic Turn in Cultural HCI

Thecla Schiphorst's research invites a rethinking of the process of designing for technology based on the emerging somatic turn within Human Computer Interaction. The somatic turn within HCI acknowledges design for the experience of the self and recognizes the interiority of human experience as an equal partner in technological design processes.

Thecla Schiphorst is a Media Artist, Computer Scientist, and Asssociate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Her research focuses on embodied interaction, sense-making, and the aesthetics of interaction. Her media art installations have been exhibited internationally in Europe, Canada, the United States and Asia in many venues including Ars Elecetonica, the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival (DEAF), Future Ohysical, Siggraph, the Wexner Centre for the Arts, the Canadian Centre in Paris, and the London ICA.

Event Details


  • Thursday, March 7, 2013
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: TSRB 132 (Ball Room)

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