A new book on ‘haptic installations’

by alzheimerarchitecture

A new book on ‘haptic installations’ (read the book on issuu) in collaboration with students from the ArchitecturalDesign department of the Rietveld Academie.

Somerset Maugham, the British novelist, playwright and travel writer, once wrote, “the writer cannot afford to wait for experience to come to him; he must go out and search for it”. This is the essence and attitude of this research proposal. A collective research was done on haptic perception, which refers to: the sense of touch from Greek “I fasten onto, I touch” (it is a form of nonverbal communication).

We worked on the haptic perception by blocking the sight as the most dominant senses, measured by most of the people as the dominant one. The aesthetics for that reason was in this study absolutely not an issue!

Pdf. Insight series #4 (haptic installations)