“Art exoskeleton” lets you feel opera

This Philadelphia theater puts robotic suits on guests before they watch Opera.
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Opera and other forms of “high culture” are elite and exclusionary by nature.

The problem isn’t just limited to a particular social attitude. The exclusionary nature of the high arts is literally true for people with disabilities, such as those who are deaf.

A new haptic suit that provides tactile sensations to theatergoers aims to allow deaf people to experience music — and it could enhance the experience for the rest of us.

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