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Michel Witter joins online panel discussion on how we can ‘see’ through vibrations, 19 Nov 2020

Researcher Michel Witter takes part in the online discussion panel Inclusive Extensions: from Science to Practice from 19.30 – 20.30 on 19 November 2020.

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Discussion panel

Together with designer Simon Dogger and design researcher Gesche Joost, Witter talks about the potential role and future of technology in an inclusive society. An inclusive society allows disabled people to participate on an equal footing. Witter developed the interactive belt that vibrates round the waist and can be used by hearing-impaired people to perceive virtual objects for his research project Embodied Interaction at Caradt.

Information and tickets

The panel discussion is part of the Inclusive Extensions series of the IMPAKT festival. You can follow the Facebook event pagearrow for the latest updates or check the websitearrow for more information and tickets.
The event takes place via Zoom.

Embodied Interaction

This research focuses on the design of tactile interfaces, using sensor technology.

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‘Investigating the potential of sensory augmentation to bridge the sensory gap between deaf and hearing.’

Michel Witter, with a foundation in computer science and digital art, integrates technology and art in education. As a tutor since 2002 at Communication & Multimedia Design program of Avans, he specializes in information design and accessibility. Currently, Michel is researching sensory augmentation for his PhD.

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Research Group: Situated Art and Design

Living in cities developed around data and acting within the inscrutable structure of our techno-society demands art and design that can help understand how we relate to these rapidly changing surroundings and to reflect on that relationship. The research group Situated Art and Design responds to this exigency by fostering a situated turn in art and design through a diverse portfolio of interdisciplinary research projects in partnership with academic and cultural partners, as well as with government and industry.

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