Sensory Touch and Soundscapes Interactive Session


« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Sensory Touch and Soundscapes Interactive Session

April 22, 2023 @ 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States

During this user-expert feedback session, participants will have the opportunity to engage playfully with a touch-sensitive embroidered tablecloth alongside the artists, Anke Loh and Christine Shallenberg. Touch-sensitive tablecloths will be displayed and linked to laptops and speakers so that participants can explore and play with the tablecloths and discover how they can elicit soundscapes. Artists who created the smart e-textile technology will be present to answer questions and share ideas and approaches with participants. 

Feedback from participants is welcome, particularly those with sensory disabilities (i.e. blindness, low-vision, Deaf-blindness, Deaf/deafness and hard-of-hearing). Participants will receive a stipend of $80. 

Access Information: Access Living is a scent free building. Please refrain from wearing scented products, such as scented lotion, perfume and cologne. All areas of the building are wheelchair accessible. Face masks required. We are currently in the process of securing ASL interpreters for this event. We will make an announcement once access services have been confirmed. Please contact Beth Bendtsen at bbendtsen@accessliving with access requests. 

This event is brought to you by the Arts and Culture Project at Access Living, an independent living center for people with disabilities, Shirley Ryan Abilities Lab, and the Disability Culture Activism Lab (DCAL), a teaching lab housed under the department of art therapy and counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The contents of this session were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90RTCP0005).  NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The contents of this session do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.