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Experience in progress

When I was visiting a French laboratory (CNRS) back in 2007 to do some research on electrogenic fish, I noticed a sign on a laboratory door saying “Expérience en cours” (the actual meaning being ‘experiment in progress’) but this formed a thought in my head: whose experience? That of the entity being experimented upon ( In this case the living brain of an electric fish) or the human performing the experiment?

At the time I was researching the behaviour of these fish and recording electrical signals from the living fish in aquariums) I think this was the nexus point for that work, and the way it developed (the Enki interface which commented on the role animals play in research) and perhaps this lead to my current interest in exploring subjective human experience.

I had the badges created for the [re]Mapping perception workshop next week…

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