Residency Program

Research Residency Program

update: 2022.11.30


Participating ProjectResearch Residency Program
Activity BasedBrussels
Period2022.9 - 2022.11
Purpose of the residency

In artificial intelligence and robotics research, researchers often claim that the process of engaging in developing machines that imitate human behavior will make us ultimately understand more about what makes us human, our senses, our feelings, and our intelligence. During my research residency at TOKAS, I aim to make expeditions in the field of haptic technology research. Haptic technology refers to any technology that can create an experience of touch. Japan is the country that leads in this field. I am curious to find out: what are the insights we can learn from this field of research about our own hands?

Plan during the residency
  • Research relevant research centers for haptic technologies and interface design  
  •  Meet researchers, conduct and record interviews
  • Observe other professions and practices that give insights about the historicity and future of our hands
  • Particular focus will be on hand/mind and hand/community connections
  • Begin working on a new piece
Activities during the residency

During the residency, I contacted and met several researchers from the field of haptics and haptic technologies.

Outcome of the residency

I gained several conversation partners and potential collaborators, who helped me to think through my research topics and informed me about what is already possible with haptic technologies, and what the most recent research directions are. In October 2023, I will organize an “Interface Lab” at DeSingel in Antwerp, for which I am considering to invite one of these contacts from Japan. In May 2024, I will premiere a new piece about the future of our hands at Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels.

Support by Government of Flanders

Research visits, 2022

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