Elephant Nose Fish, Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1864
This research project explores the possibilities of technology mediated systems to alter the human sensory apparatus from artistic-experimental and media historical angles. One part of this research focuses on possibilities of expanding the human sensory system beyond its biological limits, taking inspiration from sensorial abilities found in certain animals. Artistic-experimental systems, for instance in the field of wearable technology, will be tried out, researched and made available. The other part of this research is concerned with the historically informed study of cybernetic man-machine-structures in media history, along a history of knowledge of sensory physiology of non-human organisms that have continuously provided repercussion into the cultural history of media. This project is situated at the intersection of biology, media technology, experimental media practice and media aesthetics, design research and media history.
Sensorium of Animals is finalist of Swiss Design Awards 2023

The research project Sensorium of Animals by Susanna Hertrich & Shintaro Miyazaki is nominated for this year’s Swiss Design Awards in the category Design Research. The project will be exhibited alongside all finalists during the Art Basel week from 13–18 June 2023.

Following the Elephant-Nosed Fish

Reimagining our Sensorium