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The Senses of Touch : Haptics, Affects and Technologies.

Author: Mark Paterson
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2007.
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Touch is the first sense to develop in the womb, yet often it is overlooked. The Senses of Touch examines the role of touching and feeling as part of the fabric of everyday, embodied experience. How can we think about touch? Problems of touch and tactility run as a continuous thread in philosophy, psychology, medical writing and representations in art, from Ancient Greece to the present day. Picking through some of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Paterson, Mark.
Senses of Touch : Haptics, Affects and Technologies.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Paterson
ISBN: 9781847883445 1847883443
OCLC Number: 893334714
Description: 1 online resource (214 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements; Glossary; 1 The Primacy of Touch; 2 Learning How to See, Describing How to Feel: a 'Felt' Phenomenology; 3 Seeing with the Hands, Touching with the Eyes; 4 The Forgetting of Touch: Geometry with Eyes and Hands; 5 'How the World Touches Us': Haptic Aesthetics; 6 Tangible Play, Prosthetic Performance; 7 'Feel the Presence': the Technologies of Touch; 8 Affecting Touch: Flesh and Feeling-With; Notes; References; Index.

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Touch is the first sense to develop in the womb, yet often it is overlooked. The Senses of Touch examines the role of touching and feeling as part of the fabric of everyday, embodied experience. How can we think about touch? Problems of touch and tactility run as a continuous thread in philosophy, psychology, medical writing and representations in art, from Ancient Greece to the present day. Picking through some of these threads, the book ''feels'' its way towards writing and thinking about touch as both sensory and affective experience. Taking a broadly phenomenological framework that traces.

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