TCM Feedback: Haptic Lotus – A different take on accessible technologies
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7 March 2011
Absract: What would it take for blind people to enjoy a painting, a film or a play in a similar way to those who can see them? How could new technologies be designed to facilitate comparable cultural experiences that are accessible by all?
In this talk I will present our work with a theatre project that explores how rich cultural experiences for blind and sighted audiences can be created using novel haptic technologies – that is, technologies that are based on the sense of touch. In particular I discuss the development of the Haptic Lotus, a flower that opens and closes its petals as it accompanies people through the dark.
Presenter: Dr Janet VanDerLinden (MCT)
Date: 14 December 2011
Location: Jennie Lee Building Main Ambient Lab Ground Floor
Link to TCM 2011 Schedule: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloudscape/view/2107
Podcast Link for past events: http://podcast.open.ac.uk/oulearn/engineering-and-technology/ict/podcast-iet-tcm