‘Designing the Robot Body: Critical Perspectives on Affective Embodied Interaction’ Special Issue

What follows is an announcement that my coeditors and I have had our special issue proposal for the journal Transactions in Human-Robot Interaction accepted by the editors. We have a Call for Papers - do join us! Guest Editors: Mark Paterson (University of Pittsburgh), Guy Hoffman (Cornell University), Caroline Yan Zheng (Royal College of Art) Rationale... Continue Reading →

‘Touch hunger’ in the time of COVID-19

A few months ago an independent curator, Maryam Ghoreishi, contacted me about her exhibition 'Out of Sight, Beyond Touch' at the Center for Book Arts in New York scheduled for early summer. This was before the COVID-19 lockdown got serious, and the intention was to have the work of four Persian artists on show, with... Continue Reading →

more than human touch: workshop

material encounters: a workshop on more than human touch This is a British Academy funded Workshop around robotics and care organized by Amelia DeFalco (Medical Humanities, University of Leeds) and Aimee van Wynsberghe (Robot Ethics, Delft University, Foundation for Responsible Robotics). They asked me to speak, and my paper will be “Sensational Interactions with ‘Sociable... Continue Reading →

Affect & Embodiment in Human Robot Interaction

'Affect and Embodiment in HRI' Workshop accepted for 15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, Cambridge, UK, March 23-26, 2020 Along with Cherie Lacey, Lecturer in Media Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, and Caroline Yan Zheng, PhD candidate & visiting lecturer at Information Experience Design, Royal College of Art, our workshop 'Affect and... Continue Reading →

Blindness, neuroplasticity, and technologies of sensory substitution

Thanks to an invitation from the editors, Brian Glenney and José Filipe Silva, a chapter has appeared in their rather wonderful Routledge collection The Senses and the History of Philosophy (2019). There are contributions from some well-known philosophers of perception and of ancient philosophy, too. My chapter neatly follows from Brian Glenney's chapter on the Molyneux... Continue Reading →

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