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LIKE ACROSTICS, MESOTICS ARE WRITTEN IN THE CONVENTIONAL WAY HORIZONTALLY, BUT AT THE SAME TIME THEY FOLLOW A VERTICAL RULE, DOWN THE MIDDLE NOT DOWN THE EDGE AS AN ACROSTIC, A STRING SPELLS A WORD OR NAME, NOT NECESSARILY CONNECTED WITH WHAT IS BEING WRITTEN, THOUGH IT MAY BE. THIS VERTICAL RULE IS LETTRISTIC AND IN MY PRACTICE THE LETTERS ARE CAPITALIZED. BETWEEN TWO CAPITALS IN A PERFECT 100% MESOTIC NEITHER LETTER MAY APPEAR IN LOWER CASE. CONVENTIONAL WAY HORIZONTALLY, BUT AT THE SAME TIME THEY FOLLOW A VERTICAL RULE, DOWN THE MIDDLE NOT DOWN THE EDGE AS AN ACROSTIC, A STRING SPELLS A WORD OR NAME, NOT NECESSARILY CONNECTED WITH WHAT IS BEING WRITTEN, THOUGH IT MAY BE. THIS VERTICAL RULE IS LETTRISTIC AND IN MY PRACTICE THE LETTERS ARE CAPITALIZED. BETWEEN TWO CAPITALS IN A PERFECT 100% MESOTIC NEITHER LETTER MAY APPEAR IN LOWER CASE

It Fell In My Lap

Videotactile play on laps

A video tactile play on the multiple meanings of the lap. The lap as an intimate place of comfort and control, inundated by buckets of material from above.

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Organ Organ

Vibrotactile surface

Modular deformable vibrotactile surface for playback of synchronous low frequency audio tactile compositions across the bottom side of the body.

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Vibravibe VL12

Vibrotactile furniture

The Vibravibe VL12 is a 12-channel vibrotactile lounge chair imaginging what it might have looked like in the Golden Age of hi-fi stereo.

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Touch of the Cathode Rays

TV with a gut feeling

A television with a gut feeling. Images at the bottom edge of the screen are felt as vibrations against the stomach in an eerily causal fashion.

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Cutaneous Grooves

Audio tactile concerts

A week-long concert series of sonic and vibrotactile compositions for audiences of ten at a time at the MIT Media Lab.

Vibrotactile Composition

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