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Critical Object: TouchMail

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  • touch incredibly important - not just for us to stay safe (don’t touch boiling water), but for us to have a full-bodied emotion\ninfants deprived of touch are often worse off than those who are abused\nhaptic technology: a tactile feedback technology that takes advantage of a user's sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations, and/or motions to the user\n
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    • 1. “Our dependence on objects is not onlyphysical but also, more important,psychological. Most of the things wemake these days do not make life betterin any material sense but instead serveto stabilize and order the mind (22).” -Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi from “Why We Need Things”
    • 2. how does touch,when brought intothe digital world,affect our choiceswithin that world?
    • 3. touchMail
    • 4. iFeel_IMa hug from an internetstranger
    • 5. Try Meelectronic t-shirt thattweets themeaning of ahug
    • 6. touchMailby lara warman
    • 7. touchMail            by lara warman
    • 8. touchMail      by lara warman    
    • 9. pros cons1. allows reflection 1. yet another object tobased on sense of clutter your lifetouch 2. adds barrier to2. creates a tangible sending emaildigital reaction3. adds character to 3. user reaches out toyour desk area touch, yet doesn’t receive the same touch
    • 10. thankyou.

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