Session 2.3.1: PLENARY: Constance Classen, The Future of Touch

Track:
PLENARY: Constance Classen, The Future of Touch
What:
Panel
When:
13:30, Friday 7 May 2021 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Breaks:
Break    03:00 PM to 03:30 PM (30 minutes)
Where:
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What makes touch a crucial area of investigation today? This talk will explore how touch has gone from being a background sense, little studied and little regarded, to being the breakthrough sense of the future. The subject matter will be divided into a broad triptych covering the themes of borders, fields, and forces. Topics to be probed include our preoccupation with tactile regulation, the rise of haptic and sensory technologies, and our manipulation of the natural world. Cross-cultural perspectives will bring out global impacts and local responses generated by the tangible ways in which our world is being reshaped. As we come to grips with our new life on the edge, a touch-minded approach is essential for understanding the concrete consequences of our attitudes and actions, and for delving into future realms of embodied experience.


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