Author(s): Cassou-Noguès, Pierre
The concept of a “synhaptic sensibility“ expresses a new relation between sight and touch that comes to power with new haptic and synhaptic technologies. These technologies work on a variety of haptic data and change our affective relationship with each other and with ourselves. They transform our affective live. With regard to the power of political and social control synhaptic technologies are local and imply a synchronized multiplicity. This puts them in opposition to the centralized invisible oversight that characterizes the model of the pan- opticon. Therefore “synhaptic sensibility“ can help to understand how “control societies“ are related to the current transformation of the properties of touch and sight and to the communication of affects.
Cassou-Noguès, Pierre: Synhaptic Sensibility. In: Bernd Bösel, Serjoscha Wiemer (Hg.): Affective Transformations: Politics-Algorithms-Media. Lüneburg: meson 2020, S. 101–119. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/15025.
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