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Collective Affective Loops

Designing for shared experiences in Affective Computing This thesis explores the proposed concept of a Collective affective loop. The Collective affective loop aims to reinforce a mutual emotion within both its users, and increase the engagement in the social experience. A prototype was built in the social context of a blind date. This social context was chosen for its specific set of expectations, culture and rules. We anticipated that participants were more likely to express a smile in this social context, as it would be perceived as a positive gesture. Through the applied technology of Facial Expression Recognition (FER), the system tracked both participants’ facial…

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SoundDive

SoundDive is the result of a collaboration between the Center for Art, Design and Technology (CATCH) in Elsinore and AIR LAB at the IT-University of Copenhagen. The installation is an auditive augmented virtuality experience of a science-fiction soundscape. The soundscape represents what the deep sea around Elsinore could sound like in the not too distant future. When entering SoundDive, users encounters the buzzing of internet cables along the seabed and drones speeding by them as they explore and interact with the soundscape by moving around the room. The project was an experiment in how sound could function as the main modality of mixed reality experiences.…

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Advanced Design Processes Course Supervision 2019

In the fall semester of 2019, AIR LAB assisted students in the course "Advanced Design Processes" to build a wide array of prototypes. In this compilation we present a selection of the work that came out of the collaboration, while highlighting the most important technologies that brought these designs to life. 1. Hear Me Now A kinetic pendant lamp reacting to noise levels in the room. It is meant to increase the awareness of the daily challenge in noisy spaces, for hearing-impaired individuals, in work environments. An increased noise level makes it hard or impossible for hearing- impaired to follow the conversations in a meeting room/work…

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AIR Lab Workshop Series #1: Interactive Projections

In the 2019 fall semester, AIR LAB hosted a workshop about creating interactive spaces with projections. For the workshop we made use of the Processing IDE and the lab’s ceiling-mounted, floor-facing Microsoft Kinect body tracker and Projector setup. After an introduction to the hardware, participants were provided with example code, that could later be used as templates to build upon, to create one’s own interactive experience. At the end of the workshop, participants presenter their interactive projections/experiences, using one’s own body tracking as a sensor input. For instance, one participant made a game where the user had to dodge a ball moving about in the…

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LEDcube

The LEDcube is an interactive art installation that is designed using quantification of movement types through an analysis of five field studies in Copenhagen. Field study areas: Søpavillonen, Ofelia Plads, Højbro Plads, ITU, Fælledparken. It is argued that LEDcube can stimulate movement in the visitor to some degree based on the theories and models involved in its making. The movement types are divided into categories to describe the way in which active and passive visitors interact with LEDcube. A Bachelor project by: Daniel Brandt-Olsen, Max Madsen & Jakob Løfstedt.

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