Touched, a penumbra keyboard projection

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Abstract

The underlying research for this paper recalls the development and presentation of telepresent installations ‘Telematic Dreaming’ and ‘The Telematic Séance’ from 1993. Twenty-five years on I produced the installation ‘Touched’, exhibited in the Digital En- counters Show for the British Science Festival in 2017. Techni- cally, ‘Touched’ worked in exactly the same way as ‘The Telematic Séance’, its layering of keyboard projection, text and image explores a new telematic experience of intimacy where the meaning of the type becomes dependent on the richness of touch. The paper compares this with Myron Krueger’s founding ‘Meta- play’ experiments in the late 1970s involving touching hands on a telepresent screen and the findings of the proprioceptive ‘Rubber Hand Illusion’ developed by Psychologists Matthew Botvinick and Jonathan Cohen. These comparisons concur with the phe- nomenological outcomes participants experienced in ‘Touched’ where a greater sense of empathy emerges through a shared space of mutual presence.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 22 Jun 2019
EventInternational Symposium on Electronic Art 2019: LUX AETERNA - Asia Culture Centre, Gwangju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 22 Jun 201928 Jun 2019
Conference number: 25
http://isea2019.isea-international.org

Conference

ConferenceInternational Symposium on Electronic Art 2019
Abbreviated titleISEA2019
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityGwangju
Period22/06/1928/06/19
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Empathy
Rubber Hand Illusion
Experiment
1970s
Penumbra
Keyboard
Psychologists
Founding
Layering
Intimacy
Dreaming

Keywords

  • Telematic
  • Installation
  • Telepresence
  • Proprioceptive
  • Chat
  • Interface
  • Keyboard
  • Cognitive
  • Illusion
  • Intimacy

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Sermon, P. (Accepted/In press). Touched, a penumbra keyboard projection. Paper presented at International Symposium on Electronic Art 2019, Gwangju, Korea, Republic of.
Sermon, Paul. / Touched, a penumbra keyboard projection. Paper presented at International Symposium on Electronic Art 2019, Gwangju, Korea, Republic of.
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Sermon P. Touched, a penumbra keyboard projection. 2019. Paper presented at International Symposium on Electronic Art 2019, Gwangju, Korea, Republic of.