Affective technotouch, Brocher Foundation – 20th- 22nd June, 2022

Day 1

Session 1 (09.30 – 11.00) Introduction to the Workshop

  • Organizers Luna Dolezal (University of Exeter) & Amelia DeFalco (University of Leeds) introduce the workshop
  • Stuart Murray (University of Leeds) introduces the Imagining Technologies for Disability Futures (itDf) Project
  • Workshop participants introduction activity

Coffee

Session 2 (11.30-13.00) Biomechanics and Social Foundations of Affective Touch

Speaker 1 – India Morrison (Linköping University)

Speaker 2 – Johan Wessberg (University of Gothenburg)

Speaker 3 – AstaCekaite (Linköping University)

Lunch

Session 3 (14.30 – 16.30) Touch Tech: State of the Art

Speaker 4 – Tony Prescott (University of Sheffield)

Speaker 5 – Ray Holt (University of Leeds)

Speaker 6 – Mark Paterson (University of Pittsburgh)

Tech demonstration: Zaki Hussein(Touchlab)

Session 4 (17.00 – 19.00) Film Screening

Film Screening & Discussion (optional)

  • Robot and Frank

Dinner (19.00)

Day 2

Session 1 (9.15-11.00) Technotouch and Intimacy: Consider Power and Risk

Speaker 7 – Luna Dolezal (University of Exeter) & Amelia DeFalco (University of Leeds)

Speaker 8  – Lili Golmohammadi (University College London)

Speaker 9 – Margrit Shildrick (University of Stockholm)

Coffee

Session 2 (11.30-13.00) Playtime: Tech Showcase

With tech provided by:

  • Tony Prescott (University of Sheffield)
  • Benjamin Ward-Cherrier (University of Bristol)
  • Zaki Hussein (TouchLab)
  • Ray Holt (University of Leeds)
  • Lili Golmohammadi (University College London)              

Lunch

Session 3 (14.30 – 16.30) Creative Workshops

Ned Barker (University College London) – Reflective Activity

Carey Jewitt (University College London) – Speculative Workshop Session

Session 4 (17.00 – 19.00) Film Screening + Free Time

Unlocking Touch (Carey Jewitt)

Dinner

Day 3

Session 1 (9.15-11) Roundtable: Disability, Touch and Technology

Facilitator Stuart Murray (University of Leeds

  • Benjamin Ward-Cherrier (University of Bristol)
  • Mark Paterson (University Pittsburgh)
  • Ray Holt (University of Leeds)
  • Zaki Hussein (TouchLab)
  • Margrit Shildrick (University of Stockholm)

Coffee and Close

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