Etymologists tell us that the word 'organisation' means 'to endow with organs'. Yet the history of organisation studies reveals an obsession with but one human sense organ: we work under the epistemological regime of the eye. Organisational researchers should perhaps give an ear to the sound of organisational practice, and enter the realm of the psychosonic, in order to go beyond the merely seeable.
"More than colours and forms, it is sounds and their arrangements that fashion societies. With noise is born disorder and its opposite: the world In noise can be read the codes of life, the relations among men… Any music, any organisation of sounds is then a tool for the creation or consolidation of a community, of a totality" (Jaques Attali).
Dr Trippy's Sensorium