Gijs Huisman

Senior researcher at the Digital Society School in Amsterdam working on digital/physical technology interactions.

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Senior researcher position at the Digital Society School

  I am not sure whether it is a good sign to start every post with a sentence akin to: “sorry, I’ve been busy and this has been a ‘draft’ post for a few weeks now”, but anyway, big personal news to announce: after having completed my PhD and a postdoc position at HMI at the […]

Guest blog at IN-TOUCH UCL

Last April I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to co-organize Reshaping Touch Communication, a workshop at CHI’18 in Montréal. Among the organizers was the team of the IN-TOUCH project headed by Carey Jewitt of the UCL Knowledge Lab. In the IN-TOUCH project Carey and her team investigate how touch technology can reshape touch practices […]

January 4, 2018

A recap of 2017

It has been a while since I last posted something here. Not due to a lack of things to report, but rather, the opposite. Here is a quick recap of what my 2017 looked like: As the last post before this one shows, I obtained my PhD! My thesis can be found here and there […]

March 1, 2017

PhD Defense

It has been a while since the last update but I have a rather good excuse: last Friday, on the 24th of Februari, I successfully defended my PhD dissertation! My dissertation, which is titled “Social Touch Technology – Extending the reach of social touch through haptic technology“, is the culmination of five years of work on haptic […]

May 26, 2016

Tasty Bits & Bytes at The Future of High Tech event

Though technically not a startup (yet, anyway), we were invited to show our Tasty Bits and Bytes project at the Future of High Tech event in Enschede. The event was part of the Startup Fest Europe, which is an effort to stimulate the growth of startups within Europe. The main event featured headline grabbing speakers such as […]

April 5, 2016

New page: public speaking

I have decided to add a new page to this website. The page carries the title “Public speaking” and contains information about talks, interviews or workshops I will give or have given.

March 30, 2016

Workshops at EuroHaptics’16 and ICMI’16

In other workshop-related news: I’m co-organizer of two workshops that were accepted at EuroHaptics’16 and ICMI’16. The workshop at EuroHaptics will focus on the use of social touch in human-robot interaction. We are actually planning to design a small experiment during the workshop which we will then run during the conference. Should be exciting! The ICMI’16 […]

March 30, 2016

ThingsCon Salon Internet of Touch workshop

This Friday, the 1st of April, I’m co-organizing a hands-on ThingsCon Salon workshop about the Internet of Touch. In the workshop we’ll be talking about how we can use insights from research into social touch for the design of haptic wearables and connected products. We will look into the role that haptic will play in a […]

January 25, 2016

January 28th: Tasty Bits & Bytes/Media Technology exhibition at Fooddock Deventer

Every year at HMI we organize the Media Technology course in which students build installations that focus on unusual uses of technology. This year the theme of the course was related to our very own Tasty Bits & Bytes project: Future Foods. We are very happy to announce that we are collaborating with Fooddock in […]

December 23, 2015

TEDx talk: Social Touch Technology

  My TEDx talk about Social Touch Technology and the importance of social touch is now online! Check it out here! Also, please feel free to share the video with as many people as possible! More views means a higher chance of it ending up on TED.com, which would be awesome!