Extrasesnsoy Excess / Excesos Extrasensoriales: Imagining inclusions with discarded data is a collaborative research and prototyping research I am in the progress of running for the Medios Sintientes programme at Medialab Matadero in Madrid. It is an investigation into the blind spots of the sensory systems of the city of Madrid, through its public open data portal – investigating and critiquing its exclusions, and things left out. Taking this as a starting point, we will speculate about and make concrete proposals for alternative worlds which are more just and inclusive of agencies both human and more-than-human. Through a participatory process of research and co-creation, we will invent devices and probes that perceive the world in a more inclusive manner than the existing systems, as well as imagining and offering a glimpse of the alternative worlds that this expanded perception might permit.

The project will culminate in an installation to be presented at Medialab Matadero on the weekend of the 7th of May 2022.

Further information is available (in English and Castellano) in the project proposal (PDF link, opens in new tab).