David Parisi is a Professor of Emerging Media at the College of Charleston whose research explores the past, present, and possible futures of touch technologies. His book Archaeologies of Touch: Interfacing with Haptics from Electricity to Computing (University of Minnesota Press, 2018) shows how electric shock, experimental psychology, cybernetics, aesthetics, telemanipulation robotics, and virtual reality each participated in a reconceptualization of touch necessary for its integration into contemporary computing technologies. Parisi’s writing on touch and technology has appeared in publications such as Real Life, Logic, TechCrunch, Open!, ROMchip, New Media & Society, Convergence, and Game Studies.
Why is the Study of Touch Important?
Touch Technologies: Scientific vs Cultural Approach
The Phases of Touch Technology History
Principles of Haptic Language
The Benefit of Tactile Interfaces
Can We Predict the Future of Haptics?
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