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Haptic play: Rethinking media cultures and practices

Richardson, I. and Hjorth, L. (2018) Haptic play: Rethinking media cultures and practices. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 25 (1). pp. 3-5.

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The intimate, tactile, social and playful nature of mobile interfaces has become a key focus of media research over the past decade. As a number of theorists claim, we are currently in the midst of a cultural shift towards a lusory sensibility, or a playful turn in our social and media practices; in his contribution to MIT’s Playful Thinking Series, Miguel Sicart (2014) suggests that a ‘playful attitude’ now characterizes much of contemporary media...

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Publisher: SAGE Publications
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