Dr. David Parisi is a professor specializing in haptic media. His new book, Archaeologies of Touch: Interfacing with Haptics from Electricity to Computing traces the iterative development of a technoscientific haptics across four centuries. The book explores how electric shock, experimental psychology, cybernetics, aesthetics, telemanipulation robotics, and virtual reality each participated in a reconceptualization of touch necessary for its integration into contemporary computing technologies. His research on tactility has been featured in forums such as The Wall Street Journal, Vice, Playboy Magazine, Computer Business Review, and Public Seminar.
11 November 2019 | 1 hr 29 mins
Dr. David Parisi is a professor specializing in emerging media. In this episode, we talk about his new book, Archaeologies of Touch: Interfacing with Haptics from Electricity to Computing, which traces the iterative development of haptics across four centuries.