HAPTIC INDUSTRIES: The Creative Place to Be.
To start off, HAPTIC INDUSTRIES is the brainchild of Cindy Nguyen. I am just the marketer/promoter.
Haptic: Relating to touch.
HAPTIC technology: when you touch your phone, and it slightly vibrates– that is a ‘haptic’ response.
In today’s world, we are just touching smooth, glass surfaces. We are no longer touching things with ‘haptic’ responses– like TEXTURE.
To me, I think a lot of our knowledge, wisdom, and artistic insights come from a sense of TOUCH.
1. Memory with haptic responses from our fingers
For example I know for myself– when I write something down with pen and paper, and I can feel the texture of the paper, and move my hands — I memorize whatever I write better.
2. Why have fingers?
We have an insane amount of sensory perception in our fingers. If you have talked to your grandmother, or a local artisan — we learn a lot by doing with our fingers and our hands.
I once read a definition of a human:
A human is a tool-making creature.
We make tools with our hands, and we use the haptic response of our fingers to create these tools. Then we use the tools with our fingers to BUILD and MAKE stuff.
3. Empowering tools
HAPTIC INDUSTRIES is a platform of creating artistic tools to EMPOWER YOU.
HAPTIC EDUCATIONAL TOOLS
We create information tools (books like STREET NOTES, FILM NOTES, and PHOTO JOURNAL) to give you create ideas, and INSPIRATION to spur you to create more art.
Also, we are venturing into mobile technologies, like STREET NOTES MOBILE EDITION — for you to always have inspiration with you.
We also offer free resources like ERIC KIM LIGHTROOM PRESETS to help you fulfill your artistic vision.
Also, we create physical tools like HENRI NECK STRAP, ERIC KIM STRAP, and HENRI WRIST STRAP to encourage you to JUST SHOOT IT. I only design products which I personally use, and create photography tools that will encourage me to shoot more (I often deal with issues of inspiration as well). I create tools that I want to use. For me, photography tools need to look cool, and be functional. HAPTIC INDUSTRIES products and tools follow those two guidelines: function and form.
Furthermore, HAPTIC PRESS specializes in limited-edition art portfolios. These portfolios are timeless art pieces, designed to accrue interest over time.
DARK SKIES OVER TOKYO and THE CITY OF ANGELS are the distilled artistic vision of ERIC KIM, produced in limited runs by HAPTICPRESS.
HAPTICLABS is the virtual playground for ideas, art, photography, community, and commerce:
to dream, to wonder, to make, to see
an eternal return to the creative everyday.
dreadful apparitions of
self doubt, anxiety, the future,
that faint whisper of Fear disguised as Reason.
Photos by Eric Kim printed on handmade mulberry paper to inspire the creative spirit.
Printed in limited edition, email email@example.com for waiting list.
30% of each purchase directly supports the social enterprise to preserve Vietnamese artisanal handicraft of paper and book making.
Designed by Eric Kim and Cindy Nguyen in collaboration with Saigon leather artisans Khai, Lan, and Uyen.
Made in limited edition, email firstname.lastname@example.org for waiting list.
Handmade craftsmanship, fair and respectful wage to producers to preserve an artisanal level of quality.
Artistic playground and platform for artists to play, make, and share. Community for the poetically subversive who dance between genres.
“Hello Haptic.” song by Cindy Nguyen
- Hanoi, the city
- Giraffage – “Slo”
- Cindy Nguyen in a quiet Saigon cafe
- Google Vocaloids of freestyle rap by Dave Paulson
Lessons from the masters of photography – written by Eric Kim, designed by Cindy Nguyen.
Printed in small limited edition batches in California, coming soon.
ERIC KIM FORUM
A school without barriers, a platform to learn, a space of artistic and photographic empowerment.
STREET CLUB: YOUR FREE PHOTOGRAPHY SUMMER SCHOOL
Week 1: 5 Yes, 5 No
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