Sense Shifting is an interdisciplinary interactive art experiment, between participatory art, natural interface design and perception. The aim is to investigate non-conventional channels for non-verbal communication. The interaction between two people is mediate by an interactive machine, an Emotiorama, which its physical appearance is a little zen garden. The sand surface captures the hands movement generating a real-time synthesis of a sound of warm summer wind. While the black stones work as biosensor leads that record variations in skin conductance in both participants and directly related to their arousal state. Then the machine transforms such bio-data in sounds and lights feedback.
What is an Emotiorama?
An emotiorama is an interactive artifact for sensory augmentation, which permit to display in real-time emotions-related biosignals through lights and sound.
Empathy is the process of understanding and responding to the inferred feelings and emotions of others. Display publicly biosignals that people produce during their interactions can transform the experience of a social situation.
The Sandbox Interface
It is an advanced tangible interface made up with natural elements. The sand surface captures the sound of the movements. The black stones work as biosensor leads.
The emotiorama can be used as interactive installation for two people to explore and to play with empathic augmented interactions or as solo experience aimed at enhancing body awareness.
Emotions and Biosignals
People communicate their emotions in order to be understood. Emotions lead physiological changes, emotional stimulus can be an event, a gesture or a particular tone of voice.
The Art Experiment
It is an interdisciplinary experiment between participatory art, interface design, cognitive sciences. With the purpose to explore new forms of collaborative experiences.