[Humanist] 27.446 events: virtual & haptic; GO::DH (Mexico City)

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Sat Oct 19 07:53:21 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 446.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Bentkowska-Kafel, Anna" <anna.bentkowska at KCL.AC.UK>      (23)
        Subject: Being | Human: The Virtual Object and Haptic Interfaces,
                King's Arts & Humanities Festival 2013

  [2]   From:    Alex Gil <colibri.alex at gmail.com>                         (21)
        Subject: CFP: GO::DH+RedHD Mexico 2014: "Digital Humanities in a
                Global Context"

        Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:20:33 +0000
        From: "Bentkowska-Kafel, Anna" <anna.bentkowska at KCL.AC.UK>
        Subject: Being | Human: The Virtual Object and Haptic Interfaces, King's Arts & Humanities Festival 2013
        In-Reply-To: <64c2cabf90374587a3b9ae612fa9fec5 at AMSPR03MB244.eurprd03.prod.outlook.com>

If the description of this event sounds relevant to your interests and you are able to be in London on 23rd October 2013, the organisers and speakers REQUEST THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY AT

The Virtual Object and Haptic Interfaces

An interdisciplinary event led by Anna Bentkowska-Kafel, Margaret Cox and David Prytherch

Council Room, King’s College London, Strand
23 October 2013, 2-5pm

Part of the King’s Arts & Humanities Festival 2013: Being | Human<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahfest/index.aspx>

Presented by Department of Digital Humanities

This event is free and open to all but booking<https://hapticinterfaces.eventbrite.co.uk/> is required.

It may not be immediately obvious what museum objects, such as sculpture, may have in common with drilling teeth; or how eighteenth-century poetry may help with describing experience of touch, virtually simulated through the use of computers; or why an artist and haptic computer-interface specialist is helping with research into dementia. This interdisciplinary event brings together experts in and users of machine haptics and explores the potential of 3D imaging and haptic technologies in research, teaching and learning across a variety of disciplines. The panel will debate how we can reciprocally stimulate new ideas and approaches to historical research, medical sciences, the creative arts and contemporary museum education. The session will include brief presentations, demonstrations and general discussion. Those with no previous experience of computer haptics will have the opportunity to experience this technology first hand, and develop critical appreciation of perceptual processes involved.

Simulating touch in a virtual environment is not straightforward. It requires, among other things, a good understanding of the human touch which varies from one individual to another and how to represent the consequences of human tactile actions. Can this perceptual, emotional and cultural experience be satisfactorily replicated virtually? What human and technological considerations are the most challenging?

For more information please visit the event page


Comments welcome at Art & Science of Touch http://artandscienceoftouch.wordpress.com/


Dr Anna Bentkowska-Kafel
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Tel: +44(0)20 7848 1421
anna.bentkowska at kcl.ac.uk

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        Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 11:23:15 -0400
        From: Alex Gil <colibri.alex at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP: GO::DH+RedHD Mexico 2014: "Digital Humanities in a Global Context"
        In-Reply-To: <64c2cabf90374587a3b9ae612fa9fec5 at AMSPR03MB244.eurprd03.prod.outlook.com>

Hi all,

I'm very proud to announce the official launch of our first GO::DH
conference, second RedhD conference, "Digital Humanities in a Global
Context." The event will take place in Mexico City, May 21-23, 2014. We are
hoping to attract participants from all over the world. To that end we will
work hard to make a multilingual an event as possible. We have already
translated the Call for Participation into several languages and are
waiting for more to come in. (We're still taking volunteers for

Help us share the announcement through your different channels! Here are
the links

English -
Español -
Portugûes -
Italiano -

Hope to see you in Mexico!

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