Monthly Archives: March 2012

Shopping in the 18th Century

A colleague passed on this paper regarding the sensory skills required of genteel, female shoppers in the 18th Century. The author makes a series of interesting points about the haptic experience of shopping at that time… Smith argues that despite … Continue reading

Posted in memory, object handling, Perception | Leave a comment

Its not just about listening

I bought a record last week. Its the first time I’ve bought an album on vinyl since the early 90s. I have a turntable on top of my stereo where it has lurked, dusty and neglected, for the last (nearly) … Continue reading

Posted in object handling, Perception | Leave a comment