Using expressive movement and haptics to explore kinaesthetic empathy, aesthetic and physical literacy

Authored by: Wendy Timmons , John Ravenscroft

The Routledge Handbook of Visual Impairment

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138085411
eBook ISBN: 9781315111353
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Understanding and appreciating art in the form of expressive movement for people with visual impairments is challenging. This chapter provides an account of the proof of concept choreo-haptic experiments that were carried out at the University of Edinburgh over a period of 18 months. The work explored the conceptual thought experiment and entanglement of expressive movement, haptic feedback and kinaesthetic empathy as a vehicle for expressive communication for children and adults with visual impairments.

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