Statement #4

  1. Machinations and Manipulations

The intensification of research around digital media devices that summon tactile/haptic functions, such as touch and gesture, along with efforts to attain tangibility in HCI (human-computer interaction), is giving way to a whole new rhetoric of bodies, surfaces and interfaces. Through its countercultural and metamedial poetics, an increasing number of digital literary texts explore these questions, often requesting the reader/player to use several exteroceptive and interoceptive sensory modalities in order to fully experience its contents. This station encompasses such crafty machinations and witty manipulations, presenting works that defy paradigms of hapticity, virtuality, presence, and immersion.

4.1. Machinations

4.2. Manipulations