"Enhanced sensing" is a conference and open-call aiming to create a frame for discussion on cognition and on human-technology Interaction, particularly in relation to movement and sound.

"Enhanced sensing" is a platform initiated by the Sentire project to exchange ideas and experiences. We welcome any proper investigation on the topic.

Sentire started as a performance series where proximity and touch events between the participants are transformed into sound, allowing a deep sensory experience. Sentire is now an ongoing cross-disciplinary research and it aims to develop an interactive sound system and a method that enhances cognitive sensory abilities of its users.

Cognition is now considered a dynamic interplay of individual bodily and environmental processes, with the brain as a mediator of that interplay (Fuchs, 2011)

How can interactive technology (such as Sentire) contribute to this interplay and enhance human sensing?

In which way can interactive technology develop cognitive sensory abilities?

As part of our discussions, we are pleased to have different researchers who have experienced and investigated the work of Sentire with different approaches.
Here is the program and timetable of the conference:

  • 16:30: Hannah Perner-Wilson, an independent maker and researcher in electronic textiles, and currently an e-textile tailor of custom wearable technology at KOBA - the first e-textile tailor shop in berlin
    ohmHook - measuring while manipulating resistance
  • 17:00: Rebecca Louise Breuer, senior researcher and lecturer affiliated with the Knowledge Centre of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
    Uncommon Sense
  • 17:30: Paweł Gwiaździński, Junior researcher at C-Lab.
    Neurophenomenological study of sensory substitution. The case of “Colorophone”.
  • 18:00: Jelena Rosic, doctoral candidate in New Media at Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture (FI)
    Cross-modal assessment of movement expression
  • 18:30: Break
  • 19:00: Jun.Prof. Dr. Jin Hyun Kim / Assistant Professor, Systematic Musicology at Humboldt University of Berlin, here
    Sound-based sensemaking in embodied interaction
  • 19:30: Marcello Lussana, Phd student at the musicology departement of the Humboldt University of Berlin
    Interactice sound as a contemplative practice
  • 20:00 Discussion panel
  • 20:30 End
Place: Spektrum Art Science Community, Berlin
Date: 12 of April 2018, 16:00-20:00
You can also check our facebook event.
Entrance: 5-10 € (up to your offer)


The main goal of these events is to create a platform for networking and shaping the community of people working in between music, arts and science. Motivated by this cross-disciplinary need, we are happy to announce an open-call for short presentations of projects or studies about human-technology interaction, particularly in relation to movement and sound. The call is addressed to a wide range of researchers and practitioners including academics, artists, musicians, dancers and movement researchers, cognitive scientists, philosophers, and inventors.


  • topic of the presentation has to be related to the theme of the conference “Enhanced sensing”: cognition, human-technology interaction, particularly in relation to movement and sound.
  • format of the project can be one of the following: presentation, screening, sound/audio work, installation, prototype, device, instrument.
  • participants will be invited to present their work in one of the two possible formats: a talk within the conference (no longer than 20 min) or displaying and presenting the project in the exhibition space
  • the presence of the author is required
Interested individuals and collectives may apply by filling and sending a form:

email address for application: hello@sentire.me
subject for email with application: enhanced sensing open-call
Dead-line: 29 of March 2018

Successful applications will be invited to present the project or study. Please note: This conference is self organized and we are not able to offer a fee for your participation. We also don't cover production, accommodation, and transport costs. You will be granted a free entrance at the evening event and, if necessary, an official letter about your participation.

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  • Berlin, Germany
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