Touch Type

Dunseath, J and Squires, K (2023) Touch Type. In: CreaTech, 22 September 2023, Fabrication Lab and Ambika P3, University of Westminster, London, UK.

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The work 'Touch-Type' created by Jenny Dunseath and Kate Squires was presented as part of the CreaTech Exhibition. Touch-Type tries to understand the disembodied experience of communication through digital mediation. The keyboard acts as a sensual touch pad, allowing fingers to extend into letters which when touched haunt the adjacent screen. The dissociation in digital communication dwells in the intra-action of the human and non-human, of presence and absence of passivity and action. This interaction creates hiccups, stutters and confused breakdowns, allowing mis/communications to splinter off. Touch-Type came from our teaching online during Covid. Discussions with students have contributed to these collaborative projects, such as thinking with students about the language around tangible and digital objects and the relationship with the real.

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Touch-Type has been created by Jenny Dunseath and Kate Squires, edited by Chris Churcher with support from Claire Undy/ Skelf, commissioned by SKELF and funded by the Arts Council, England. There are sixteen films attached to the keys: A, S, D, F and J, K, L, ; most films have sound. We envisage it would be shown on a laptop or projected with access to an interactive keypad. Commissioned by SKELF, funded by Arts Council England

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CREATECH ‘23 was an international conference and exhibition on technology for the design, creative, and digital industries. It was co-hosted by Dr David Scott, University of Westminster, and Jonathon Anderson, Toronto Metropolitan University. The event was transdisciplinary and multimedia, encouraging wide participation across the spectrum of research and practice. The conference provided a dynamic forum to present new work and share ideas around the creative opportunities enabled by emerging technologies, while the public exhibition and participatory workshops offered hands-on experience of the technologies and practices being discussed. The event is part of the 10-year anniversary celebration of the Fabrication Lab at the University of Westminster.

UN SDGs: Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Research Centres and Groups: Art Research Centre
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