JND (just noticeable difference) #1: Semblance

Chris Salter
Source: Chris Salter

Christopher Salter

JND (just noticeable difference) #1: Semblance ,
Co-workers & Funding
Concept/Direction: Chris Salter
Sound Design: Marije Baalman/Chris Salter
Sensing/Programming: Marije Baalman
Light: Harry Smoak
Production Management: Brett Bergmann, Matthieu Tremblay
Installation Design/Construction: Duncan Swain, Justine Chibuk, Jan Ohl, Thomas Spier
Installation Skin Research and Development: Elio Bidinost/Shannon Collis
Technical Direction (Europe): Thomas Spier
Management: Dieta Sixt

Funded with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Conseil des Arts et des lettres Québec.
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JND is a new series of multimedia installations that explores the concept of just noticeable difference. The first project, Semblance, is an interactive installation exploring the phenomenon of cross modal perception - the ways in which one sense impression affects our perception of another sense. The installation comprises a series of modular, portable “pods,” each of which is installed with devices that produce subtle levels of tactile, auditory, visual and olfactory feedback for the visitors, including a floor of vibrotactile actuators that participants lie on, peripheral levels of light, scent and audio sources which generating frequencies on the thresholds of seeing, hearing and smelling.
  • aesthetics
    • acoustic
    • olfactory
    • polysensory
  • genres
    • installations
      • interactive installations
  • subjects
    • Art and Science
      • experiments
      • science
    • Body and Psychology
      • perception
      • senses
Technology & Material
MDF structure, Computer, 12 channel Russound amplifier,12 Clark Synthesis Vibrotactile Actuators, LEDs, Perspex, Custom hardware and software