We will publish an open call for each session, which will be based around a chosen topic on Sensory Augmentation. We encourage submissions from all fields, professionals and students, in order to provoke insightful discussions from a diverse community. We are not necessarily looking for fully developed, polished pieces - although those are also welcome - we are open to receiving works in progress that can benefit the most from intense discussion and feedback by a multidisciplinary group.

Each session will include 4 short presentations from diverse perspectives, with ample time for discussion and the exchange of ideas for the remainder of the session.

- translating
 - substituting
- augmenting

date of event
1st July 18:00-19:30 CET



submission date
3rd June

successful authors notified: 10th June



Our brains receive information from our sensory organs, interpreting the incoming electrical signals and conveying them to us as a sensory perception. Today, technology makes it possible for individuals to receive information in one sensory mode and have it interpreted in another. For instance, ‘hearing’ light is possible. It is also possible to transmit non-sensory, or non-human sensory information to the brain to interpret as a sensory perception. For example, one can feel the Earth’s magnetic field. 

For humans, this means that they either substitute some original (natural) senses with technology-based ones, try to add new senses to those they have, or to perceive in an enhanced manner. Perhaps, sensory augmentation technologies are even both substituting and augmenting senses at once.


This session focuses on this translation process. It questions how the attributes of one sense are mapped onto another, how this new sensory information is integrated to perception, and how novel information is translated into senses. What technology is needed to do this? What information is sent? What is lost? How does that affect the resulting perception? And how does this, in turn, affect social interaction and performance?

We will invite 4 proposals per session, to fill 8-minute presentation slots. Please email us the ABSTRACT (300words) for your proposed presentation, your SPEAKER BIO (100words), and any images (optional) that illustrate your idea/research.

Please make email subject: #2 open call submission


If accepted you will need to prepare an 8minute visual presentation (not required at this stage). We acknowledge the limitations of familiar modes of presentations and seek to give space to the richness of creative practice around sensory augmentation. Therefore, we are open to receiving proposals for novel and experimental modes of showcasing your work. 


Submissions will be reviewed by the panel and successful submissions will be notified prior to the session.

As we will cover a wide range of topics, submissions may be held for future sessions, in which case authors will be contacted in advance to confirm participation.

Please send submissions to