Imperial Festival Sensorium

Hear from the Sensorium team


Sensorium is a cross-disciplinary project bridging art and science - an immersive installation which allows the public to experience the creativity and vision of our students whilst giving our students a platform to experiment with new engagement and story-telling platforms and technologies.  

The Sensoirum installation at the 2016 Imperial festival was particularly popular with the public and showed great creative thinking on behalf of the academic researchers and students behind them. Watch the highlights video here. 

Coordinated by students from the Dyson School of Design Engineering and the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace, the 24-strong team includes students from subjects including design engineering, chemistry and physics.

Sensorium takes Festival visitors on a tour around mysterious and unfamiliar instillations utilising light, sound and touch before cumulating in an interactive display.

The students valued their experiences of working in inter-disciplinary groups and experimenting with new approaches to storytelling. They felt the experience will help in creating future approaches to opening up dialogue with the public about complex topics and would also be useful for their future careers.