Touch as Techne: Pulse Reading as Interface


Presentation Title:

  • Touch as Techne: Pulse Reading as Interface



  • Abstract (long paper)

    This paper introduces Pulse Project (2011-2016), a practice-led performance research study that explores an ecology of complex relations between art, humanities, medicine, and technology. In this study, I embody transdisciplinary research practice itself through adopting the role of “acupuncturist-investigator” and acting as an instrument or medium between myself and others and between cultural traditions for understanding and mediating the body and the embodiment of consciousness. Pulse “reading,” (readings of the energetic body), algorithmic compositions, case histories and notations of pulses are all used together as methods for exploring the cultural encounter between a creative producer, participants and diverse cultural/informational practices.