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This blog is a resource for an exciting and ever-expanding project - a Haptic Media Studies. Resources of use to researchers such as current publications  and historical sources will be added over time.

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CFP: The Politics of Sensation: Technology, Measurement, Sensation

Excellent call for papers from HMS coeditor Mark Paterson: Please consider submitting an abstract for my accepted Panel for XIX ISA (International Sociological Association) World Congress of Sociology in Toronto, July 15-21, described below. The panel is part of Thematic Group TG07 The Senses and Society. The deadline for submission is soon: September 27, 2017. … Continue reading CFP: The Politics of Sensation: Technology, Measurement, Sensation

Erkki Huhtamo on tactile media…

For our Haptic Media Studies workshop at the 2017 Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, we asked the foundational media archaeologist Erkki Huhtamo to provide some thoughts on tactile media. Huhtamo's "Twin-Touch-Test-Redux: Media Archaeological Approach to Art, Interactivity and Tactility," originally published in Media/Art/Histories (MIT, 2007). Here's what he shared with us:

Haptic Media Studies: a special issue of New Media & Society

David Parisi, Mark Paterson, and Jason Archer, editors Table of Contents Editors’ Introduction: Haptic Media Studies David Parisi, Mark Paterson & Jason Archer Manifestos Making Analog: The Prospects and Perils of a Touch-Oriented Media Studies David Parisi & Jason Archer On haptic media and the possibilities of a more inclusive interactivity Mark Paterson Articles Disability … Continue reading Haptic Media Studies: a special issue of New Media & Society