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…

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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…