Help an alien AI understand our human music.



A hub for external sensory interactives.



Digital Exhibition

Humans are multi-modal creatures, with a complex web of sensory and perceptual systems. We communicate using our voices, our bodies, and complex technologies. This exhibition uses a series of custom interactive slideshows to help you learn more about sensory experience, sensory diversity, and how our senses make us human. Click on the gallery below to get started with our interactive exhibition! More coming soon!

Image Credits: coloured hands by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash; boy's face by Seven Shooter on Unsplash; crosswalk by Greg Rosenke on Unsplash

Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.
— Ray Charles
We will be entering a strange world where composers will be mingling with capacitors, computers will be controlling crotchets and, maybe, memory, music and magnetism will lead us towards metaphysics.
— Daphne Oram, An Individual Note of Music, Sound and Electronics (1971)


Seeing Music Live

Two live virtual events with musicians, scientists, and members of the public were held on Gather Town during the Edinburgh International Science Festival in June and July 2021. Moving around a virtual version of the Oram Ship (see image), participants discussed their 'Seeing Music' experience, asked interesting questions about science and the senses, and attended live online performances by musicians who improvised live on visuals drawn interactively and collaboratively by the audience. Click on the links below to watch our promo and live footage videos!

Short promo video

Live footage