Metaphone: an artistic exploration of biofeedback and machine aesthetics
2013 (English)In: CHI EA '13 CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM Press , 2013, 2995-2998 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The Metaphone is an interactive art piece that transforms biosensor data extracted from participants into colorful, evocative perceivable visual patterns on a big canvas. The biosensors register movement, pulse and skin conductance, the latter two relating to emotional arousal. The machine creates a traditional art form colorful paintings which can be contrasted with the pulsating, living body of the participants and the machine-like movements of the Metaphone. Participants interacting with the machine get their own painting drawn for them a highly involving activity spurring a whole range of questions around bio-sensing technologies. The participants engaging with Metaphone have to agree to share their personal data, thereby expanding the interactive discourse while questioning the extension of the body with the machine and involving participants with public exposition of their inner worlds.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACM Press , 2013. 2995-2998 p.
, CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
interactive art, biofeedback, bio-sensing technologies, machine aesthetics, artistic research
Engineering and Technology
Research subject SRA - ICT
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-134784DOI: 10.1145/2468356.2479593ISBN: 978-1-4503-1952-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-134784DiVA: diva2:668061
CHI 2013 Changing Perspectives; Paris, France, 27 April - 2 May, 2013
QC 201406112013-11-282013-11-282015-01-20Bibliographically approved