The Title! Everybody talk about it!

During the PR Meeting we came up with two options for the title, “Sentient Flow”  and “Sentient”.

Since it was consensus that most people do not know want sentient means, I will give you the definition below, but also propose the idea to have an ink blot test (Rorschach test), which would form an abstracted brian as the background image for the post card/pamflet to further clarify.


[sen-shuhnt] adjective

1.having the power of perception by the senses; conscious.

2.characterized by sensation and consciousness.

3.a person or thing that is sentient.
4.Archaic. the conscious mind.
1595–1605;  < Latin sentient-  (stem of sentiēns,  present participle ofsentīre  to feel), equivalent to senti-  verb stem + -ent-
So tell us how y’all feel in comments or during the next class.

revised blurb

Unexplored Minds:


Our group strives to use an open ended narrative as a guide through a sequence of events taking place in the average life. The dialogue will be visualized through abstract imagery. The eclectic array of images will cause the audience to question the reactions they have as humans to everyday occurrences.

Group descriptions

Creative Process

Exploring the trajectory of perception and creativity, we journey from the initial spark of inspiration though the synthesis and analysis of the brains left and right hemispheres. Our concentration addresses the ideas of abstraction through both visual and audible experimentations


We are creating a separation between what is ‘normal’ to us—seeing, hearing, and processing information in our brain. This separation is a moment where we get a chance to show people that their sight, vision, and perception of each, are so much more than just biological ‘tools.’

We will create an experience that will make the viewers live that moment of feeling ‘alive’ and conscious of their surroundings, followed by a sense that what is in their ‘sight’ is not a boring surrounding, but so much more. Our goal is to create a greater notion of perception and how it takes place in our lives.

Unexplored Minds

We aim to take the viewers on a sensory journey through the mind. Using image and sound we will capture the viewers attention and interfere with the path their thoughts take. We will use binaural beats and calming colors to sooth their minds and then loud noise and fast rhythms paired with enticing colors to excite them. Our show will make the viewers question why exactly certain things trigger the reactions they do. We don’t aim to explain the ways our minds work but rather raise the questions.

Inspiration Sources for Teams

Hey there! The mood-board presentations were amazing and I really wanted to give you guys a hand with artists examples and other sources that may help the creative juices to continue flowing as you work on creating your story boards.


Marilyn Minter 

I really liked the idea of creating visuals in a low-tech way. Either by using paint or milk and pigment or any other methods you guys can think of. While Minter’s work is not related to science, I thought that her play with materials and the visual effects that she produces may inspire you guys.

Lucy McRae

Lucy McRae considers herself to be a body architect, but her work has close ties to science and body-engineering. Here are a couple of videos you may enjoy and be inspired by.



MoMa Talk / Understanding and Sensing Images

This multidisciplinary series of discussions features prominent artists, art historians, scientists, conservators, and others as they provide a variety of perspectives on the complex process of experiencing art. Discussions explore the ways in which the perception of a single artwork evolves over time, how artists adopt optical and perceptive strategies as a means of influencing a particular sensorial experience, and the impact of recent scientific research and color theory on art and architecture.



Bart Hess

I believe one of you guys mentioned that performance does not need to be live and that it can be acted out on camera. Based on the movies that you guys showed us an this last thought, I saw the work of Bart Hess as possible inspiration for you, which includes the use of performances, sound and lighting.


Everybody should watch this.

read more about this link here.


Human Connectome Project | Mapping the human brain connectivity

Human Connectome Project | Mapping the human brain connectivity.

The Human Connectome Project
Navigate the brain in a way that was never before possible; fly through major brain pathways, compare essential circuits, zoom into a region to explore the cells that comprise it, and the functions that depend on it.

The Human Connectome Project aims to provide an unparalleled compilation of neural data, an interface to graphically navigate this data and the opportunity to achieve never before realized conclusions about the living human brain.

Remedios Varo

For stop motion 2 this year were animating a painting by para-surrealist  Remedios Varo. I’m a member of the special FX team and were going to emulate a smoke effect in the window probably using ink and water. The scene will include a puppet and a lot of interesting camera moves for the perspective shift. Varo’s work definitely utilizes a lot of surreal like elements but I can’t help notice how their seems to be a lot of mystical/scientific themes in a lot her paintings. There appear to be several astronomical references to the cosmos above. Check out some work here.