With the project “The Malbody Centre” Marije Baalman is investigating how body protheses may mediate our senses in a speculative futuristic setting, a further development of wearables into so-called e-bodilies. The project will eventually be presented as a multiparticipant environment, where participants will each take on the role of a malbody, a person with e-bodilies not functioning according to the norm and cast out of society. The project takes a critical stance at body based sensing (the body as the last frontier between privacy and big data), the control of artificial intelligence over our experience of the world (what if not only our news sources are controlled by this, but also our bodily experiences?) and how our society deals with people who divert from the norm (diversity in terms of ability and body). Of our senses, touch is perhaps the one most directly connected to our emotional state and being. Touching someone else can be an expression of intimacy, affection, giving comfort to a violation of privacy or integrity, its interpretation depending on social and personal context. Mediating touch through technologies can (perhaps) be achieved with sensors and haptic feedback devices. During the presentation Marije Baalman will present her first theoretical and practical investigations for developing a speculative prothesis for mediating touch.