Date of Award


Document Type


First Advisor

Will Pearson

Second Advisor

Harry Brown

Third Advisor

David Alvarez


Research Questions

In both my research and performance, I will investigate three aspects of taste:

How do we Taste?

  • What are the mechanical and physiological mechanisms through which we taste food and hear music?

How do we communicate Taste?

  • How do we translate physical senses and taste into language?
  • What is the role of metaphor in communicating taste?

How does our worldview affect our Taste?

  • How do our emotions affect our taste?
  • How does our identities affect our taste?
  • How does technology affect our taste?
  • How can we be more intentional about our taste?