Watergait is an experimental meditation in the form of a sonified experience of walking with shoe sensors that translate shifting foot pressure into sound within an aural environment. This experiment was collaboratively designed by Esthir Lemi, Marientina Gotsis and Vangelis Lympouridis, influenced by different yet complementary theoretical, aesthetic, and technical domains.

The quintessential adage is best summarized by the sentence: “all sense perceptions are true” and a mutual adoration of water-related themes and design minimalism. Perhaps not by coincidence, our mutual ethnic backgrounds kept bringing us back to implicit knowledge and shared context of history and experiences that informed our design and pre/post discussion of the experiment.

AISB Convention 2015
The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour
Kent University UK

Lemi, E., Gotsis, M., & Lympouridis, V. (2017). WATERGAIT : Trusting the Senses to Walk on Water / Uneven Steps on-and-in Water Immersion. Literature and Arts Review2017, 1–9. Retrieved from http://www.ss-pub.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/LAR-16121401.pdf

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