Critical Writing Index

Sense and Sensibility: Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab

by Adam Nayman

POV, Fall 2013, no. 91, pp. 24-27

Adam Nayman writes about Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab (SEL), their approach to combining anthropology, art and cinema. "SEL's mission statement [is] to work against the conventions of broadcast journalism and "art that is not deeply infused by the real"" (p.24) Nayman also reviews a number of films produced by SEL.

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Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

LeviathanHarvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab (SEL)

LeviathanLucien Castaing-Taylor

LeviathanVéréna Paravel

SweetgrassIlsa Barbash

SweetgrassLucien Castaing-Taylor

Foreign PartsVéréna Paravel

Foreign PartsJ.P Sniadecki

The Yellow BankJ.P Sniadecki

People's ParkJ.P Sniadecki

People's ParkLibbie Dina Cohn

Monsoon-ReflectionsStephanie Spray

ManakamanaStephanie Spray

ManakamanaPacho Velez

Materials Recovery FacilityErnest Karel

Swiss Mountain Transport SystemsErnest Karel