Superception – Engineering the sense of self

Speaker: Shunichi Kasahara

Date: 23/9/2020
Perception refers to recognizing meaning and organizing it into information via the inputs of sensory organs such as eyes, ears and somatosensory organs, as a basis for actions and constructing the self. How we can leverage our own perceptual ability and emerging technologies to overcome our intrinsic limitation of our own body? I am leading Superception: a research framework that makes it possible to expand, transform, and engineering human perception and cognition by intervening in human sensory input and output using computer technology. In this talk, I will present my recent work for engineering sense of self with technologies including Virtual Reality, EMS (electrical muscle stimulation), Projection mapping. I will also introduce current and future directions for augmenting the sense of self.