Touching the Screen, University of Oslo

The one-day conference Touching the Screen aims to trace the genealogies and implications of today’s touchscreens and their formatting of images and the senses. The conference will explo... Read more →

The navigational gesture: Traces and tracings at the mobile touchscreen interface

by Nanna Verhoeff & Heidi Rae Cooley While touchscreen technology has been around since at least 1974 it did not become widely available on the consumer market until the 2007 release of ... Read more →

The tactile and the index: From the remote control to the hand-held computer, some speculative reflections on the bodies of the will

by Lorenz Engell This article is motivated by the experience of the traditional television user. The experience of television is (at least in one of its dominant forms), as everyone can asse... Read more →

Aporias of the touchscreen: On the promises and perils of a ubiquitous technology

by Timo Kaerlein We may debate whether our society is a society of spectacle or of simulation, but, undoubtedly, it is a society of the screen. – Lev Manovich[1] Screens attached to comput... Read more →

Early cinema’s touch(able) screens: From Uncle Josh to Ali Barbouyou

by Wanda Strauven Return of the rube? Last spring a ‘magic moment’ happened at an afternoon screening of Martin Scorsese’s 3D film Hugo (2011). When the end credits were scrolling acro... Read more →