m.SENS –
Studio for Multisensory Information Communication


Juan B. Gutierrez, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Institute of Bioinformatics


m.SENS is an interdisciplinary initiative to examine complex problems in information design and data representation properly addressed at the interface of the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology. Its aim is to investigate the effects of multisensory communication and experiences in art, education, science and the humanities, with a view to advancing theory. m.SENS posits an integrated multisensory approach to information design and data representation taking advantage of the full human perceptual apparatus, drawing on several fields including visualization, sonification and haptics. This cluster seeks effective solutions to improve education and society and novel tools to advance fundamental knowledge acquisition.

multisensory room

Core Cluster Members

  • Eric Marty, Instructor, Lamar Dodd School of Art
  • Moon Jung Jang, Assistant Professor, Lamar Dodd School of Art
  • Paul Schliekelman, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics and Department of Genetics
  • Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, Georgia Museum of Art


  • Graphic Design area, Lamar Dodd School of Art
  • Scientific Illustration area, Lamar Dodd School of Art
  • Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE)
  • Institute of Bioinformatics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Genetics
  • College of Engineering
  • Georgia Tech Sonification Lab
  • Sonification Group, Center for Music Technology, Georgia Tech
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Malaria Host-Pathogen Interaction Center, Emory University
  • Athens SLINGSHOT
  • Atlanta Science Festival