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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’

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Reflecting on Remote Personal Communication, by Nicola Josephine Flüchter

In October/November 2017, IN-TOUCH organised a number of rapid prototyping workshops to explore with interdisciplinary groups of postgraduate students the possibilities of personal touch communication at a distance. As part of these workshops, we introduced students to the Kissenger prototype, a remote kissing machine designed by Emma Zhang and Prof. Adrian Cheok at the Imagineering… Continue reading Reflecting on Remote Personal Communication, by Nicola Josephine Flüchter

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CFP – CHI 2018 workshop ‘Reshaping Touch Communication: An Interdisciplinary Research Agenda’

The IN-TOUCH team is excited to announce that we are co-organising a CHI 2018 workshop on 'Reshaping Touch Communication: An Interdisciplinary Research Agenda'. The workshop is set to take place on 21st April 2018. More details can be found on our workshop website. Please see our Call for Participation below. We look forward to seeing you… Continue reading CFP – CHI 2018 workshop ‘Reshaping Touch Communication: An Interdisciplinary Research Agenda’

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IN-TOUCH Q&A with David Parisi

Dr David Parisi is an Associate Professor of Emerging Media in the Department of Communication at the College of Charleston, USA. His research investigates the construction of touch through media technologies, with a particular emphasis on the historical, archaeological and genealogical foundations of contemporary haptic human-computer interfaces. His book Archaeologies of Touch: Interfacing with Haptics… Continue reading IN-TOUCH Q&A with David Parisi

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Touch awareness: its role for IN-TOUCH

Recent visits and discussions with various technologists, including robotics engineers and computer scientists, have made us think about the question of how the development of touch-related digital technologies might bring about new awareness of ‘touch’: the conscious sensation of touching, and the specificity of those particular sensations. Some robotics engineers develop robots to work in… Continue reading Touch awareness: its role for IN-TOUCH