Recording the Senses

The methods that can be used to record the present sensorium include qualitative observational, interactive, textual as well as the collection of quantitative data. Some sensory features can be more directly recorded than others – e.g sounds or temperature can be electronically measured and recorded, but like more ephemeral sensations such as smell, they are also filtered (and a recording device does not necessarily render the same impressions). While technology helps to capture ‘objective’ qualities (such as sound levels, or temperature), interviews, observations, texts and art works can give insights into their interpretation.

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