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

We would like to connect the expert researchers in haptic interfaces and virtual objects with the broad community of users. Whether you are a scientist with a large portfolio of projects in machine haptics, a museum curator or a casual museum visitor interested in a simulated experience of touching artefacts, we would like to hear your views and expectations. Please get in touch [sic!]. Send a name and brief biographic statement about yourself or suggest people for inclusion in this Who-is-Who in applications of haptic interfaces to cultural heritage. Names and comments will be posted at the Editors discretion; comments may be edited.

Anna Bentkowska-Kafel is an independent art historian and Lecturer in Digital Art History in the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, UK. Her interests include digital imaging and 3D documentation of cultural heritage. Her recent publications discuss the scholarly value and ethics of heritage visualisation, and the concept of virtual museum.

Christos Giachritsis is a psychologist. In 2000 he completed his Ph.D. in Visual Psychophysics, submitting a thesis ‘Estimating Time-To-Contact (TTC) from Retinal Flow: the Roles of Global and Local Expansion’. From 2006-2010 he was a Research Fellow at the Sensory Motor Neuroscience Centre, Behavioural Brain Science Centre of the University of Birmingham, UK where he conducted haptics research in the context of the European IMMERSENCE, FP6 Integrated Project.

David Prytherch is a practising glass artist, and a Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers, UK. He is also Senior Research Fellow in Haptics and Computer Interfaces, based in User‐lab, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham City University. He has a particular interest in the perceptual aspects of implicit learning, tacit knowledge and skill development and the significance of emotional experience in human computer interface design, particularly for creative and heritage applications.