Designed immediacy. Atmospheric experience in an affective-responsive environment

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Project type
angewandte Forschung
Project start
2015
Project end
2017
Project status
abgeschlossen
Project contact
Torpus, Jan
Project manager
Heibach, Christiane
Contributors
Simon, Andreas
Description
Abstract
Exploration of the atmospheric potential and the affective connection between humans and their instrumented, responsive environments and development of corresponding artistic design strategies, user-evaluating ubicomp environments from a critical perspective, beyond pure application and usefulness. Participants experience affection and go through pattern recognition and appropriation processes.
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School
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst
Institute
Institut Experimentelle Design- und Medienkulturen
Financed by
Swiss National Fonds
Project partner
Contracting authority
SAP reference
Keywords
Artistic Research
Ubiquitous Computing
Internet of Things
Media Art
Media Theory
Subject (DDC)
Publications
Publication
Affective-responsive Environments
(Zayed University Books, 2014) Torpus, Jan-Lewe [in: Proceedings of ISEA2014 – 20th International Symposium on Electronic Art]
This paper describes the concepts, media settings, strategies and methods of a media art work and an artistic research project. Both apply psychophysiological biofeedback technologies as affective interfaces between humans and artificial artistically-staged environments. The paper includes a comparison of media art creation with artistic research processes and intends to identify possible synergies.
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Publication
Affect and Atmosphere in Controlled Responsive Environments
(Springer, 07/2016) Simon, Andreas; Torpus, Jan-Lewe; Heibach, Christiane; Navarro, José Javier; Streitz, Norbert; Markopoulos, Panos [in: Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions. DAPI 2016]
We explore the atmospheric potential and the affective connection between humans and their instrumented, responsive environments and develop corresponding artistic design strategies, evaluating ubicomp environments from a critical perspective, beyond pure application and usefulness. We have designed an abstract, cocoon-like, responsively mediated space and conducted a series of experiments with a total of 17 participants. Results show that participants experience affection, a coupling between themselves and the designed environment, and show strong cognitive engagement to understand and structure the environment through patterns of situation awareness and sensemaking.
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