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Vanessa Maynard (F, 34)
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    My book will, in hope, communicate the sensation of positive and negative touch through visual color references.

    The breakdown:

    By interviewing numerous individuals about the emotions felt when one is touched vs. not touched, I have come up with a list of 19 "high-touch" emotions and 19 "low-touch" emotions that correlate with this sensation.

    Next, I assigned specific "colors" that best communicate the emotion perceived. For instance, warm is assigned a warm orange-brown to communicate the sense of warmth etc. To somehow connect the emotions via the limitations of a book, I've decided to blend the colors/emotions in 19 equal steps. Each color then becomes a combination of emotions, much like the combination of emotions an individual experiences when touched.

    My chart (1-1, 1-2, 1-3 etc.) is basically saying (I feel intensely warm, I feel very warm and minutely comforted, I feel very warm and a little comforted etc.) My spectrum is categorical and ordinal.

    The High Touch Spectrum is below:


    Low Touch Spectrum coming soon.

    Hopefully this will bring some clarity to my project. I'd appreciate some comments.
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    I am making a book of colors that correlate with the emotions one feels when they are touched/not touched by a human being. You can view my 'very' rough draft right Here
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    For some reason my research brought my thoughts back to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. In Highschool, we focused on how the creature yearns for Frankenstein's affection, for he is the creature's "father". Frankenstein denies his paternal duties because he cannot find those affectionate feelings in such a horrid beast. Creature gets no TLC, so it kills etc.

    The power of human connection.

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    Here is an excerpt from a cultural athropology book defining high and low touch culture. Read here
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