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Senior Editor and Executive Director
Julia Yezbick

Senior Editor and Director of Special Collections
Lindsey Lodhie

Web Designer
Ben Gaydos, goodgood design

Web Developer
Kikko Paradela, You vs. Jesus


Critical Media Practice Program at Harvard University

Review Board [2012-present]
Matthew Battles
William Cheng
Orit Halpern
Shannon Mattern
Rebecca Meyers
Sophia Roosth

Advisory Board
Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Peter Galison
K. Michael Hays
Ernst Karel
Jeffrey Schnapp
Mary Steedly (served from 2012-2018)

Ben Gaydos, Rafael Dernbach, Peter McMurray, Luke Moody, Juan Orrantia, Tom Schilling, Stacey Sewell, Hunter Snyder, Christos Varvantakis, Max Seawright, Elizabeth Watkins

Founding Friends
Jeremy Blatter, James Burns, Luís Filipe Brandão, Philip Cartelli, Aryo Danusiri, Sara Maestro, Jared McCormick, Anh-Thu Ngo, Kara Oehler, Nitin Sawhney, Jesse Shapins, Jeff Silva, Emily Zeamer, Joana Pimenta, Emilie Allen, Erik DeLuca, Lan Li, Max Seawright, Elizabeth Watkins, Karen Stein, Matt White

Welcome to Sensate, a peer-reviewed, open-access, media-based journal for the creation, presentation, and critique of innovative projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

Our mission is to provide a scholarly and artistic forum for experiments in critical media practices that expand academic discourse by taking us beyond the margins of the printed page. Fundamental to this expansion is a re-imagining of what constitutes a work of scholarship or art. To that end, Sensate accepts and encourages non-traditional submissions such as audiovisual ethnographic research, multimedia mash-ups, experiments in media archaeology, time-based media, participatory media projects, or digitized collections of archival media, artifacts, or maps. Sensate accepts submissions of finished projects, proposals, and reviews of works (monographs, films, exhibitions, etc).

Sensate avoids the rigid structures and chronology of print publications and provides readers with the opportunity to explore the content in networked and associative ways, offering a rich, intuitive experience. Users can sort the content by clicking on “ALL,” “NEW,” or “COLLECTIONS,” or selecting one of the Collections from the vertical menu on the right.

All works featured in Sensate are published under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) Creative Commons license. For more information on licensing and copyright, please see our Terms of Use.

The staff of Sensate would like to express our sincere appreciation for the support and guidance provided to us by our colleagues at the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society, The Film Study Center, metaLAB@Harvard, the Sensory Ethnography Lab, the Arts and Humanities Research Computing (DARTH), and Critical Media Practice at Harvard University. Thank You!

Sensate is made possible, in part, through support from the Provostial Funds Committee, Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities and the Barajas Dean’s Innovation Fund for Digital Arts and Humanities at Harvard University. Sensate has and maintains an on-going partnership and affiliation with Harvard’s Critical Media Practice program.

Donations welcome!