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Digital touch, kinaesthetic awareness and the creative potential of the moving body

Guest post by Katie Rees Whilst studying for an MA in Dance Studies, I was drawn to the complexity of adornment and dress in dance and how together with object and movement they contribute to the formation of identity. Influenced by dance ethnography and methods associated with this field, (researcher as a participant, movement analysis,… Continue reading Digital touch, kinaesthetic awareness and the creative potential of the moving body

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Music and Haptics: Musical Haptic Wearables for Electronic Music Performers’ Communication

Guest post, by Luca Turchet The Internet of Musical Things (IoMusT) is an emerging research field that lies at the intersection of the Internet of Things and sound and music computing, with a particular focus on multisensory aspects. The IoMusT relates to the network of Musical Things, which are objects and interfaces dedicated to the… Continue reading Music and Haptics: Musical Haptic Wearables for Electronic Music Performers’ Communication

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Figuring: Bodies, Materiality and Touch in a Multi-Person Virtual Reality – Developing an Ethics of Care/Touch in Participatory Performance Practice

Guest post, by Lisa May Thomas Figuring is a participatory performance which uses a multi-person virtual reality framework [1] to explore bodies, materiality and touch. It was prototyped for 30 invited participants, who ranged from scientists and technologists to artists and curators, in September 2018 at the University of Bristol. The project is led by… Continue reading Figuring: Bodies, Materiality and Touch in a Multi-Person Virtual Reality – Developing an Ethics of Care/Touch in Participatory Performance Practice

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Sensory and Consumer Science is Getting in Touch with Touch

Guest post, by Carol Raithatha, Carol Raithatha Limited Thoughts from a consumer goods focused sensory/consumer researcher on the intricacies of researching touch.  Sensory touchpoints Sensory attributes translate to profit for household brands. For example, the smell of Unilever’s Dove soap has been said to contribute $63m to its annual US revenues, while the touch adds… Continue reading Sensory and Consumer Science is Getting in Touch with Touch

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Many hands make light work: reflections on Reshaping Touch Communication at CHI’18 – Guest post by Gijs Huisman

When you travel to Montréal to attend a workshop on touch you cannot help but be more conscious of all the haptic sensations you encounter while traveling. The fabric in the cheap airline pillow, the fight with your fellow traveller for the centre armrest, or the rather special mouthfeel of the local Quebecian delicacy, Poutine.… Continue reading Many hands make light work: reflections on Reshaping Touch Communication at CHI’18 – Guest post by Gijs Huisman

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Reflections on ‘Hold Me Now: Feel and Touch in an Unreal World’

This blog post reports and reflects on the ‘Hold Me Now: Feel and Touch in an Unreal World’ conference (21-24 March 2018), with a focus on the days IN-TOUCH attended (days two, three and four). The conference was a productive and thought-provoking experience for the IN-TOUCH project.  It was a between the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and… Continue reading Reflections on ‘Hold Me Now: Feel and Touch in an Unreal World’