The art of touch: A photo-essay

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Journal Article
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Social Semiotics, 2011, 21 (4), pp. 591 - 608
Issue Date:
2011-09-01
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This photo-essay explores artworks and technology that deploy touch - either literally or virtually - in order to interrogate the nature of contemporary being and meaning. They do this by engaging viewers in a virtual deconstruction of their own embodied being - their positioning in space/time; their incorporation of values, beliefs and attitudes articulated by affective practices that engage them bodily; and their reconstitution within a technological assemblage that includes their own bodies and the technologies they use in everyday life. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.
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