INIT

INIT

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The podcast about the tactile internet


Keeping In Touch in the Digital Age
Jul 16 • 39 min
Carey Jewitt is Professor of Technology and Learning at University College London, UK. As Director of the IN-TOUCH project, her work explores how digital technologies shape communication, design, and the arts.Special Guest: Carey Jewitt.Support…
Sensory History
Jun 23 • 51 min
Mark Smith is Carolina Distinguished Professor of History at the University of South Carolina and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Topics discussed in this episode include historical reenactment, immersive technology applied to historical…
Design for the Sense of Touch
Jun 3 • 38 min
Oliver Schneider is an Assistant Professor, HCI researcher, and haptician at the University of Waterloo. Discussion topics include juicy design, measuring the haptic user experience, standardization, tools, virtual humans, and the impact of the pandemic…
The Art of Haptics
May 11 • 42 min
Daniel Belquer is an award winning composer and intermedia artist. Discussion topics include the use of haptics in live events and concerts, creative tools for tactile art, the state of wearable devices, therapeutic haptics, and COVID-19 and what it means…
Touchy Subjects
Feb 27 • 47 min
Robby Hoffman is an award-winning stand-up comedian and writer. Discussion topics include sex tech, television, haptics in mobile phones, plumbing, VR, and Mars settlement. This episode contains explicit content. Robby was named one of Comedy Central's UP…
Tactile Telepresence
Feb 2 • 69 min
Jeremy Fishel is a roboticist and haptician, founder of Tangible Research, and co-founder and former CTO of SynTouch. In this episode, Dave talks with Jeremy about the new device he helped create, the Tactile Telerobot, which lets you manipulate robotic…
The Mood Button
Jan 3 • 75 min
Dr. David Rabin MD, Ph.D is a board-certified psychiatrist and translational neuroscientist. He's the Chief Innovation Officer, co-founder, and co-inventor at Apollo Neuroscience, the first scientifically-validated wearable system to use skin vibration to…
Panel – Insider Perspectives on Immersive Tech Trends
Dec 13, 2019 • 56 min
Dave moderates a panel discussion about current trends in the technology and business of immersive media. Panelists are Samantha Gorman, Co-Founder and director at Tenderclaws, David Brady, CEO and Co-Founder of Cream Productions, David Gull, CEO and…
Panel – Space Innovation with Extended Reality
Dec 6, 2019 • 48 min
Dave moderates a panel discussion about the use of VR, AR, and XR in space exploration and education. Panelists are Rob Ray, Senior Designer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Dr. Susan Jewell, founder of Mars Academy USA and avatarMEDIC. This…
Current Issues in Haptic Interaction Design
Dec 1, 2019 • 53 min
Dr. Marcello Giordano is a Research Scientist at Chatham Labs with a background in human computer interaction (HCI) and haptics. He received his PhD from McGill University in Canada, where his work was concerned with haptics in musical interaction and…
Ghost in the Interface
Nov 28, 2019 • 34 min
Laura Buecheler is the CEO and Co-founder of GHOST-feel it GmbH, a Berlin-based startup focusing on haptic user interfaces. She is a biomedical engineer and entrepreneur with a mission to connect different disciplines. Laura believes her past experience…
Evolution of Touch Technology
Nov 11, 2019 • 89 min
Dr. David Parisi is a professor specializing in emerging media. In this episode, we talk about his new book, Archaeologies of Touch: Interfacing with Haptics from Electricity to Computing, which traces the iterative development of haptics across four…
Cool Heat
Nov 8, 2019 • 69 min
Inventor and entrepreneur Dr. Matthew Smith created the first wearable personal thermostat. In this show, he relates his experience starting his company, lessons learned through constant engagement with customers, and the exciting and complex science…
The Signal and the Noise
Nov 6, 2019 • 65 min
Dr. Carolina Brum is an HCI expert with a background in music, gesture acquisition and signal processing. As part of Google's ATAP team, she helped create the radar-based gesture input feature for the Pixel 4. Topics of discussion include sensor fusion,…
Introducing INIT
Nov 6, 2019 • 11 min
There’s a revolution underway – a quiet revolution of the senses. Technology is shifting from engaging just your eyes and ears to engaging your entire body. Embodied media and next-generation wireless networks, sometimes collectively called the Tactile…