The Architecture of the Oculomotor: Body Motility, Ocular Processes, and the Perception of the Built Environment
Mark Paterson is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, and has an interest in blindness, the body, and technologies of the senses. He has conducted research on the use of haptic technologies within museums, the role of haptics in human-robotic interaction (HRI), and the role of the bodily senses within ethnographic fieldwork. He is the author of The Senses of Touch: Haptics, Affects and Technologies (2007), and co-editor of Touching Place, Spacing Touch (2012). His book Seeing With the Hands: Blindness, Vision and Touch After Descartes was recently published with Edinburgh University Press, and his current book project is How We Became Sensory-Motor: Mapping Movement and Modernity. His research website is www.sensory-motor.com.