Haptic Poetry

Haptic poetry combines characteristics of typography and sculpture to create work not only to be seen but to be touched. This group is for anyone who values sense of touch as much as sense of sight.

Location: Tesseract
Members: 52
Latest Activity: Mar 16, 2016

Discussion Forum

Haptic Poetry--I wrote the Wiki Definition. Happy to Be Here

Started by Jesse Glass. Last reply by Jesse Glass Aug 17, 2011. 4 Replies

I tried to do a Haptic Anthology/show years back via my press ahadada books but my publishing partner faded.  Still interested. Interested in sculptural poems & am doing engravings in copper,…Continue

Haptic Newspaper

Started by Bifidus Jones. Last reply by Bifidus Jones Jul 24, 2011. 100 Replies

What do you all think of contributing to a Haptic-style newspaper? I volunteer to be the editor/publisher and will distribute to all Haptic Poetry members here at IUOMA. Any suggestions for a title?…Continue


Started by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat). Last reply by Erni Bär May 27, 2011. 36 Replies

ASEMICSANDPOTRASHPOHAPTICMAILART...all are welcome here ;-)Continue

Sand Book

Started by Marcela Peral. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) May 17, 2011. 156 Replies

I´ll be making a Sand Book by the Paraná River, at Rosario´s public beach in May.There´s a Perfomance meeting 5, 6 and 7 th May and I´ll be writting along the riverside all the words related to the…Continue

Tags: poetry, tactile, sandpo, haptic

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Comment by cheryl penn on November 14, 2010 at 3:53pm
Trapped Tesseract.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 13, 2010 at 8:23pm
Si, Alfonso..molto interessante .. ed è quindi scultura.
Comment by Alfonso Filieri on November 13, 2010 at 6:45pm
dovrebbero essere ciò che l'autore di questa opera ha inserito come resti di una macchina da stampa definendoli scultura, quindi oggetti tridimesionale
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 13, 2010 at 6:39pm
...un pezzo della macchina da stampa?
an actual piece of a printing press?
Anche questo sarebbe "Haptic Art", sì? wow!
Comment by Alfonso Filieri on November 13, 2010 at 6:22pm
mi riferivo più precisamente all'oggetto tridimensionale o frammento di esso ed al suo peso, che crea direttamente ai nostri occhi il ritorno alla sua funzione originaria, al suo movimento ed al suo rumore
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 13, 2010 at 5:25pm
Well, with aromas, or sounds, or textures, they would act as additions to our art, as enhancements. No, I don't think we need to make recipes and cook up a meal. "...the color of memory," nice phrase when translated, I llike that.
Also, Alfonso, I like "...when we see a fragment of a printing press there comes back THE SOUND OF IT." Looking at a printed page, an etching, or even a book...and thinking of, hearing, the SOUND of a printing that is sensitive.
Comment by Alfonso Filieri on November 13, 2010 at 5:07pm
ho iniziato questa discussione
Mi riferivo al colore della MEMORIA, dei SENSI,
Ciò che la nostra memoria ha in magazzino
Così quando vediamo un frammento di macchina tipografica ci torna in mente IL RUMORE DI ESSA.
Perchè le spezie, gli aroma, non le mettiamo su qualche buon piatto, ovvero perchè non le usiamo in cicina?
Comment by Austin Wills James on November 13, 2010 at 4:21pm
After reading Katerina's comment, I felt compelled to mention that I ocasionally use a blade to shave incense dust onto some of my cards. Since I use watercolors more often than not, it's quite easy to do while the paint is still wet & then brush over.
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 13, 2010 at 4:03pm
mmmmmm, but sprinkles of cinnamon would be nice in one envelope,
then parsley, sage, rosemary, and other envelopes! Yes, thinking of adding AROMA to go along with the senses of TOUCH and SIGHT for a haptic experience... and the SOUND of crinkled papers, too? ...and TASTE when having to lick enclosed stamp to mail art piece? It is going to be a Haptic Weekend.
Comment by Jen Staggs on November 13, 2010 at 8:11am
Hmm, I might not do smell, no one wants to have to air out their mail. I was fortunate to see Joseph Beuys' and Matthew Barney's combined show at the Guggenheim in Venice in 2007- I remember being completely confused. Lots of potatoes and vaseline.

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