Mark Paterson is an Assistant Professor and has an interest in the history and science of bodily sensation, blindness and disability, and technologies of the senses. He has conducted research on the use of haptic technologies within museums, and the role of haptics in human-robot interaction (HRI). 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 (2016) was published with Edinburgh University Press. He is the author of Consumption and Everyday Life (Routledge, 2006; 2nd Edition, 2017). His current book project is How We Became Sensory-Motor: Movement, Measurement, and Modernity, contracted with University of Minnesota Press. His research website is www.sensory-motor.com.
Fields of Interest
- The body, senses, and technology in history and theory
- Disability, especially blindness and vision impairment
- Haptic technologies, accessibility, and assisted living
- Robotics, and the mixed spaces of human-robot interactions (HRI)
- Medical humanities
- PhD, University of Bristol, 2002