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About the Series

The fall 2016/spring 2017 VASD Program lecture series will present a variety of perspectives highlighting the extraordinary aspects of the most common element of our humanity: the senses.

Sensual experiences are simultaneously ordinary and mysterious. They constitute and construct our everyday life – allowing us to navigate, understand, and interact with the world – and are delicately complex, malleable membranes bridging our inner selves to the exterior environment. But the senses can also be deceived, altered, heightened, distorted, damaged, and augmented, affecting our interpretation and perception of reality, self, and environment. Advances in science and technology, as well as the enigmatic occurrences of clairvoyance and intuition, expand empirical knowledge beyond the corporal limitations of the traditional five senses.

Contemporary artists, scholars, and designers are creating and studying ways to stimulate and satiate the multifaceted senses, influencing our interactions and knowledge of the world and of our selves.

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Senses lecture series events are FREE for current RMCAD students, faculty, staff, and alumni (and includes an option to bring 1 guest for free), but registration is highly encouraged. 

A general public ticket is $10. $5 for students from other institutions (with student ID). And $5 for members of the 40 West Arts District.

All ticket proceeds directly fund the VASD Program at RMCAD.

Senses lecture series presenters:

Tor Wager with magic by Shawn Preston // October 6, 2016
Institute for New Feeling // November 3, 2016
Dario Robleto // December 1, 2016
Naomi Clark // February 10, 2017
Starlee Kine // March 9, 2017