PrizeFinalists in Create (art)
University/SchoolUniversity College London
ArtistXiyan Chen
Design TeamXiyan Chen, Xirui Yang, Yilei Guo
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MetaTouch is an XR installation exploring virtual touch in which participants are provided with multisensory feedback in response to their interactions with a series of tactile modules. Through a 'tactile cabinet of curiosities', participants are invited to explore a bizarre field where the virtual and the physical are deeply integrated. MetaTouch seeks opportunities to break down touch stereotypes, re-building touch language and etiquette to explore the potential of positive touch experiences in an empathetic and embodied virtual community.