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Dementia Simulator

What if spouses and professional caregivers could experience the emotional distress, confusion, and cognitive challenges facing people with dementia ? The DemSim project is about the design and construction of a desktop-sized multi-sensorial space allowing us to experiment with ways to expose people without dementia to a state of cognitive overload. While still in its infancy the project aims to break all the established standards considered crucial for successful interface and interaction design. By means of tactile, visual, proprioceptive, auditory and vestibular stimulation we will systematically seek to push the user towards a state of cognitive overload, amnesia, lack of concentration and Apraxia. In effect…

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MINOR MOVEMENTS

EVENT: infrastructures for un/recommoning How can we explore infrastructures for un/recommoning that engage us affectively, prompt us to reassess value systems and allow us to come together differently (on the level of divergent collective bodies (ourselves, communities, environments)) through processes of attunement facilitated by a number of techniques and technologies? Minor Movements; Infrastructures for un/recommoning was carried out as part of the Immediations project in Collaboration with Kasper Levin (affiliation) and Birgit Bundesen (Psychiatric Center Amager). More than 30 national and international people participated in the 2-day workshop event, and AIR LAB hosted the activities on the 2nd day. The participants populated the lab, atrium…

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Affective Design for Increased Health Outcomes for Chronic Patients

  This industrial PhD project, that is conducted in collaboration with the digital health agency Daman, explores affective and emotional features of supporting people in coping with chronic illnesses such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) facilitated by digital health technologies. Finding out that one has a chronic disease and learning to live with this condition is a life-changing experience characterised by a great amount of affective and emotional uncertainty. The PhD project aims to take this understanding as a starting point for assisting patients in developing empowerment and long-lasting coping strategies through affective interactions with mobile apps. The key question to be explored in this project…

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BERMUDA

BERMUDA (aka the Affect-o-meter) is a piece of soft white fabric suspended in four wires, each wire controlled by independent data streams fed by real-time analysis of the sounds in the Affective Interactions & Relations (AIR) Lab. The main idea behind the installation is to take data streams and give them a physical presence in a room for people to engage directly with. BERMUDA partially captures the atmospheric intensity in the room, and tries to add creatively to it. Partial capture is a key word here – BERMUDA does not attempt to perform a precise analysis of all the contributing factors to the atmosphere. It…

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Book project support AIR lab supports bachelor projects, master thesis projects, and research projects. These projects can develop prototypes, set up tests, borrow equipment, and get support for prototyping and working with our equipment and technical infrastructures. You can find and book a project support meeting from our calendar below... Due to COVID-19 all support meeting are moved online via Microsoft Teams. Please make sure to be logged in to the ITU Teams platform (with the account that booked the meeting) when your supervision starts, and we will invite you to a video call there.      

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Never let me go

- a play experience for art museums ‘Never let me go’ is designed by Karin Ryding who as part of her PhD project explores the concept of critical play from aesthetic and affective perspectives in the context of art and history museums.  ‘Never let me go’ is a two-player experience enabling art museum visitors to spontaneously create a personal experience for a companion, taking place in real time in the museum. The name ‘Never let me go’ actually gives a hint to what the experience is all about. It could be described as a playful tool that uses mobile technology to, for brief period of…

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Verbal Traces

Verbal Traces listens to words in a room, and creates an interactive visualisations based on their emotional content and character. It bares evidence of the verbal actions in a space, and feeds its representation of this back into the space. The physical form of the installation is a microphone with the ability to catch voices in the room, and a video projector for showing the resulting visualisation. The project aims at exploring ways of extracting affective value from a space, and uses that as base for interventions in the same space. Concretely its expression are generative visualisations based on sentiment analysis of texts generated by…

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FlightFun

  FlightFun is an affective design concept created to help individuals with flight phobia to better deal with their fear and irrational thoughts. When most people think of flying, they think of travelling, exciting experiences and a load of other positives. Other people find it terrifying and find themselves wrestling with their phobia, unable to relax and enjoy the flight. FlightFun is an affective design concept created to help individuals with flight phobia to better deal with their fear and irrational thoughts, it takes place in a group therapy setting, allowing one therapist to work with multiple clients at once. One user experiences a Virtual…

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Drawing Music

An exploration in affective art Drawing Music is an investigation in how music affects people. The project is connecting analog drawings with digitally manipulated music, and raises the question... How does my drawing affect the music, and how does the music affect my drawing?   The project was exploring sound and its influential qualities. It aimed at creating a synesthetic experience between drawing and music connecting the hearing and the kinetic sense. The installation merges digital and analog medias to create a rich and natural interaction.   The concept Drawing Music is exploring how the energy, the mood and the tempo of a piece of…

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The Living Tree

The Living Tree is an interactive sound installation where surface transducers are deployed in a real-life setting to design an immersive and affectively engaging interaction exploring the life of trees. The surface transducer technology emits vibrations through whatever material you press it against, turning the material into a speaker. When you touch and place your ear onto the trunk of the tree, you hear sounds of water running through the wooden veins combined with a heavy pulse and breathing that make the tree come alive sonically. Using Kinect sensors, we give people the ability to interact with the tree by moving around and climbing on it, causing…

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The sensuousness of the digital representation

This project explored how the implementation of an aural dimension in the architectural virtual reality model can improve the experience of spatiality and visual tactility during the creative process. The aim was to prove that it is possible to heighten the sense of presence in the architectural model in virtual reality by implementing an aural dimension to the otherwise solely visual environment. VR sensing model The exploration has been directed by the question of how the combination of senses – listening and seeing – affect the solely visual impression. This project shows how the multisensuous stimuli creates an experience of the room that is closer…

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