was founded in August, 2009.

WV is an ongoing investigation into the politics of human sensuality, by way of commentary, reviews, field recordings, and artwork. Most posts include both text and media. Our emphasis is sonic, but we’re not deaf to pictures, tastes, or feelings.

The site was created out of a belief that how we sense the world is a crucial political problem. Sense is at the heart of consumption – of media, food, art, material objects – as well as engagements between individuals. Influencing sensual preferences en masse is a key to political and economic power. Consider flavor, cadence, leather interiors.

Our senses are both filters for experience and the irreducible stuff of experience – both, always. We use our senses and get used by them. How?

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