Edited by Anna Bentkowska-Kafel, Christos Giachritsis and David Pyrtherch

This page lists literature and resources on the art and science of virtual touch. Please post a bibliographic reference and brief description of publication which you think is worth inclusion. Comments will be posted at the Editors discretion and may be edited.

Carrozzino, M. and Bergamasco, M. (2010) ‘Beyond virtual Museums: Experiencing immersive virtual reality in real museums’, Journal of Cultural Heritage, Vol. 11, pp. 452–458.

Figueroa, P., Londono, E., Boulanger, P. and Prieto, F. (2009) ‘Interaction with Replicas of Small Pieces: Using Complimentary Technologies to Maximise Visitors’ Experience’, in: Debattisa K., Perlingieri C., Pitzalis D. and Spina S. (eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage VAST, 2009.

Butler, M. & Neave, P. (2008) ‘Object appreciation through haptic interaction’, Hello! Where are you in the landscape of educational technology?, Proceedings Ascilite Melbourne 2008, pp. 133–141.

Chatterjee, H.J. (ed), Touch in Museums: Policy and Practice in Object Handling, Berg: Oxford and New York.

Hersh, M.A and Johnson, M.A (eds.) (2008) Assistive Technology for Visually Impaired and Blind People, Springer-Verlag, London.

Gunn, Ch. (2007), Using Haptics in a Networked Immersive 3D Environment‘, Ph.D. thesis, University of Western Australia.

Geary, A. (2007) ‘Enhanced Study and Training for Museums through Virtual Touch’, in Pye, E. (ed.), The power of Touch: Handling in Museums and Heritage Contexts, Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, California, pp. 241-.

Pye, E. (ed.) (2007) The Power of Touch: Handling Objects in Museum and Heritage Contexts, Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, California.

Geary, A., Coldwell, P. and Rashan, A. (2006) ‘VHIP – A Prototype Haptic Environment for Fine Art Printmakers‘, Eurohaptics Proceedings, Paris. (A PDF copy courtesy of A. Geary)

Candlin, F. (2006) ‘The Dubious Heritage of Touch: Art History and Museum Access’, Journal of Visual Culture, Vol. 5 (2), pp. 137-154.

Classen, C. (ed.) (2005), The book of touch, Oxford: Berg.

Frisoli, A., Jansson, G., Bergamasco, M., Loscos, C. (2005) ‘Evaluation of the Museum of Pure Form displays used for exploration of works of art at museums‘, Proceedings of the World Haptics 2005, IEEE Computer Society, [no page numbers]

Asano, T. and Ishibashi, Y. (2004) ‘Guidance Services for a Haptic Museum in Distributed Virtual Environments‘, International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT) 2004 Workshop on VR Applications and Entertainment Technology.

Candlin, F. (2004) ‘Don’t Touch! Hands Off! Art, Blindness and the Conservation of Expertise’, Body and Society, Vol. 10 (1), pp. 71-90.

Geary, A. and Sandy, M. (2004) ‘A Haptic Training Simulation for Paper Conservation: Preliminary Results‘, Eurohaptics Proceedings, Springer-Verlag, Munich. (A PDF copy of the poster courtesy of A. Geary)

Loscos, C., Tecchia, F., Frisoli, A., Carrozzino, M., Widenfled, H.R., Swapp, D. and Bergamasco, M. (2004) ‘The Museum of Pure Form: touching real statues in an immersive virtual museum’, Proceedings from the 5th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, VAST 2004, The Eurographics Association [no page numbers].

Geary, A. (2003) ‘A Haptic Virtual Reality Training Tool for Paper Conservators: Sketches and Applications‘, SIGGRAPH proceedings, San Diego. (A PDF copy of the poster courtesy of A. Geary)

Bergamasco, M., Frisoli, A. and Barbagli, F. (2002) ‘Haptics Technologies and Cultural Heritage Applications’, Proceedings of Computer Animation 2002, Geneva, Switzerland [no page numbers].

Bergamasco, M., Brogni, A., Frisoli, A., Salvini, F. and Vignoni, M. (2002) ‘Tactual Exploration in Cultural Heritage’, Proceedings of XIV Computer-aided Egyptology Round Table (IE2002) [no page numbers]

McLaughlin, M.L., Hespanha, J.P. and Sukhatme, G.S. (2002) Touch in Virtual Environments: Haptics and the Design of Interactive Systems, Prentice Hall.

Brewster, S.A. (2001) ‘Impact of haptic ‘touching’ technology on cultural applications.’ Paper presented at the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Conference, PDF Published 2005 in: Hemsley. J., Cappellini, V., Stanke, G. (eds.), Digital Applications for Cultural Heritage Institutions, Ashgate Publishing Limited, Aldershot, England. pp. 273–284.

McLaughlin, M.L., Sukhatme, G., Hespanah, J., Shahabi, C., Ortega, A. and Medioni G. (2000) ‘The Haptic Museum’, Proceedings, Conference on Electronic Imaging and the Visual Arts. EVA 2000, Florence, Italy [no page numbers].