Exploring Remote personal touch communication
16 May 2018, 5:30 pm–6:30 pm
We are at a tipping point for digital communication: moving beyond ‘ways of seeing’ to include ‘ways of feeling’. Much as optical technologies transformed sight and the visual (from the telescope to Google Glass), is the rapid expansion in digital touch technologies is set to reconfigure touch and the tactile in significant ways?
This event is free.
UCL Centre for Digital HumanitiesDepartment of Information StudiesGower StreetLondonWC1E 6BT
With a speculative focus on personal remote touch communication across a range of technological domains, this seminar will explore the potential of touch-based technologies to re-shape what can be touched, when and how it can be touched, and ask how this may shape people’s communicative experiences, practices and norms with respect to remote personal touch communication. The centrality of touch to both human experience and communication underpins the need to understand the social consequences of how touch is digitally remediated.
All welcome and there will be drinks and discussion after the talk. Attendance is free but we kindly ask that you register for the event.
About the Speaker
Professor Carey Jewitt
Professor Carey Jewitt is Director of UCL Knowledge Lab. Her research interests centre around multimodal interaction and digitally mediated teaching and learning. Her current project, IN-TOUCH, is a 5 year project funded by the ERC consolidator scheme, exploring how the digital is reshaping touch with a focus on health and well-being, work, learning, and personal relationships.