Crossmodalism is movement born from the synthesis of art, science, and entrepreneurship. It is based in learning and collaboration across non-traditionally linked disciplines, ideas, and communities. Through this foundation, Crossmodalism fosters an appreciation of the full human experience in connection to its social and natural environment.

The Centre for the Study of the Senses, or CenSes, is hosted by the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London. The CenSes pioneers collaborative sensory research across disciplines, drawing on the work of philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists and anthropologists, connecting groups of researchers from different fields and sectors who can benefit from one another’s results.

Claire Petitmengin, Professor at the Institut Mines-Télécom
A philosopher and developer of the elicitation interview method we use to analyze responses to our installations

Dr Shelley James studied textiles at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris before an MA in printmaking at UWE in Bristol and a PhD in glass at the Royal College of Art. Recent commissions include the Jerwood Maker’s Award, the Corning Studio Residency, the Medical Research Council Centenary, the Science Gallery Illusions exhibition, the Royal Society Summer exhibition and an Arts Council England collaboration with Sir Roger Penrose. Current research combines print and glass to play with the parameters of depth perception.

Dr Katie Gaudion, a designer and Senior Research Associate at The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art

The Institute of Making is a multidisciplinary research club for those interested in the made world: from makers of molecules to makers of buildings, synthetic skin to spacecraft, soup to diamonds, socks to cities. Membership of and day-to-day access to the Institute is available to all UCL staff and students

Tereza Stehlikova’s blog