Critical Studies

We look for rigorous — hence philosophical and poetic — alternatives to purely psychological, cognitivist, and positivistic conceptions of experience. In place of dualist theories of the world and how we know it, we are working out ecological, non-anthropocentric approaches to enabling meaningful experience. Motivated by the motto, “art all the way down,” we take a critical look at the frames of reference and norms that are built into technology, and open up blackboxed technologies as necessary. We welcome people who can experimentally vary the experiential conditions of performance and responsive media to explore what is human, what is social, what is technological.