Title: Designing disruption for social touch, in public spaces of merging realities: a multi-sensory model

Authors: Karen Lancel; Hermen Maat; Frances Brazier

Addresses: Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands; Artist Studio Lancel/Maat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ' Artist Studio Lancel/Maat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ' Systems Engineering Group, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Abstract: Can a multi-sensory model of disruption be designed for shared social touch in public space of merging realities? This paper presents a multi-sensory model for disruption design for shared social touch experience in public space of merging realities. This model is based on analysis of three different artistic orchestrations performed in the public space across the world. In these orchestrations participants' intimate and sensorial experience of social touch is purposefully disrupted and re-orchestrated. These orchestrations are designed to enable participants to feel, see, hear and share a disrupted touch experience, in the social context of the public space. The model provides as frame of reference for designing an experience of shared social touch, for scientists, designers and artists.

Keywords: shared experience of social touch; engagement; digital performance art orchestration; social context; public space; merging realities; multi-sensory model for interaction; design of disruption.

DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2020.107691

International Journal of Arts and Technology, 2020 Vol.12 No.1, pp.18 - 38

Received: 01 May 2019
Accepted: 08 Oct 2019

Published online: 02 Jun 2020 *

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