Haptic Media Studies: articles unlocked

We're very excited to announce that Sage has unlocked access to all of the articles in the Haptic Media Studies special issue! Get them while you can.

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In-Touch Q&A…

One of the core motivations for us in beginning the Haptic Media Studies project was our recognition of the growing interest touch is attracting, both in the popular press and in academia--what we referred to in the Editors' IntroductionEditors' Introduction as our "haptic moment." The In-Touch project run by Carey Jewitt at University College London's … Continue reading In-Touch Q&A…

On haptics & teledildonics…

The link between haptics tech and devices that facilitate remote/computer-mediated sex would seem to be an obvious one. In the same book where he popularized the term 'teledildonics', Howard Rheingold devoted extensive attention to the nascent field of haptic interface design, recognizing the centrality of computer-mediated touch to the success of emerging virtual reality systems. … Continue reading On haptics & teledildonics…

Haptic Media Studies: full issue now up

We have an official volume & issue number, along with a page containing links to all of the collected articles. Full citation info: David Parisi, Mark Paterson and Jason Edward Archer, eds. Special issue: Haptic Media Studies. New Media & Society Vol. 19, Issue 10 (October, 2017). "Haptic Media Studies: Editors' Introduction" is unlocked and … Continue reading Haptic Media Studies: full issue now up

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:

CFP: Haptic Play: special issue of Convergence (edited by Ingrid Richardson and Larissa Hjorth)

This excellent/intriguing CFP just posted, special issue of Convergence that will be coedited by (HMS contributors!) Ingrid Richardson and Larissa Hjorth. Full papers due Feb 1, 2018. From the official CFP available here:

In this issue we seek to critically rethink media cultures and practices at the juncture of games, play, and haptic media interfaces.