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Digital Touch: An Online Exhibition Curated by Carlos Pinto and Georgia Perkins

Guest post, by Georgia Perkins (@_GeorgiaPerkins) This guest ‘thinking piece’ illustrates the aim of the online exhibition Digital Touch, to surpass narrow notions and definitions of touch to highlight possibilities of different kinds of intimacy, care and contact which can be felt through the screen.  With the demand for social distancing and self-isolation in response… Continue reading Digital Touch: An Online Exhibition Curated by Carlos Pinto and Georgia Perkins

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What the eye can’t see: closer observation with touch and drawing in anatomy education

Guest post, by Leonard Shapiro B.Soc.Sc., B.A. Fine Art (Hons.), Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town, South Africa. (www.lateralleap.co.za, Twitter: @leonard_shapiro, Instagram: @leonard_shapiro) In the post, Leonard Shapiro describes how he came to develop an observation method based on touch and drawing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sJAioNbAis&t=2s Fig. 1: Anatomy observation exercise using touch and drawing in… Continue reading What the eye can’t see: closer observation with touch and drawing in anatomy education

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NeoTouch: a speculative brain-computer-interface technology

Guest post, by Christine Wurth (www.christinewurth.com / @christinewurth) NeoTouch is a Speculative Design project envisioning the future of haptic technology. It takes the form of a communication device based on a brain-computer-interface which allows the wearer to experience touch at a distance. This post discusses the project’s design methods used to interrogate the ethical and… Continue reading NeoTouch: a speculative brain-computer-interface technology

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Media tales of touch during Covid

By InTouch Over the life of the InTouch project (starting in 2016) we have kept our feelers out for when touch hits the news headlines. While each year touch has had always had some exposure in the news, headlines have been infrequent and usually promoted by a study or incidence, for example: How often you… Continue reading Media tales of touch during Covid

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A visual and tactile graphic design experiment: ‘Touch Project’

Guest post, by Parinda Sakdanaraseth Figure 1: A tactile-visual re-imagining of ‘Wallpaper’ magazine. Image credit: Parinda Sakdanaraseth. I am fascinated by the sense of touch. With my background in Graphic Design, I feel a joy in using the little power I have to experiment and play with different kinds of paper to create rich textures… Continue reading A visual and tactile graphic design experiment: ‘Touch Project’

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Sex, Robots and Touch

Dr Ned Barker, of In-Touch, interviews Dr Kate Devlin on the present and future of how sex robots might come to touch our bodies, lives, and society, and the social and ethical issues that arise. NB: In Turned On: Science Sex and Robots you described yourself as a “pro sex feminist with radical leanings”. How… Continue reading Sex, Robots and Touch

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Synesthesia X1 – 2.44: The dream of individualised synaesthetic experiences

Guest post, by Dr Feng Zhu This blog post refers to the Synesthesia X1 – 2.44 device, a work by Tetsuya Mizuguchi (an iconic figure in computer games [1]) to consider how artistic visions of individualised synaesthetic experiences are shaped by, and could also be outside of, the logic of individual consumption and self-perfection. Figure… Continue reading Synesthesia X1 – 2.44: The dream of individualised synaesthetic experiences

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Digital Documentation in Early Years Education: Tactile Losses and Gains

Guest post, by Kate Cowan (@katecowan) Documentation of children’s play is an important part of early years practice that helps educators to make sense of children’s interests and interactions, informing planning, pedagogy and assessment. This practice is currently undergoing significant change as paper-based scrapbooks (consisting of written notes, photographs, paintings, collages etc.) are increasingly being… Continue reading Digital Documentation in Early Years Education: Tactile Losses and Gains

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PLEASE [DO NOT] TOUCH – An Exhibition by Inês Norton

Guest Post, by Emília Ferreira and Inês Norton https://vimeo.com/360572208 Film 'PLEASE [DO NOT] TOUCH', by Jungler We have long known that knowledge depends on the senses. We are now, however, experiencing a global fascination with the digital, which interposes between our perception and reality, and we argue, is replacing direct contact with the world. What… Continue reading PLEASE [DO NOT] TOUCH – An Exhibition by Inês Norton