Facing Interaction
Facing Interaction

How can we communicate one's biometric info, in non-verbal ways, to others, ourselves, places and across time? Under the assumptions that one's face is a sound window to somebody’s emotion, we constructed different art pieces and interactive prototypes that comprise different communication channels ( aural, visual, haptics), and aim to help reflecting on communication itself, its poetry, and ourselves. This project starts with the internship work from Tomas Laurenzo http://laurenz.net.

Videos
Facing Interaction
Facing Interaction
00:58:28 · 20 December 2012

How can we communicate sensations and emotional states, in non-verbal ways, to others, ourselves, things, or even places? Under the assumptions that facial gestures are a sound window to somebody’s emotion, we constructed different art pieces and interactive prototypes that comprise different communication channels (haptic, visual, aural), and aim to help reflecting on communication itself, its poetry, and ourselves. This work was created with Qin Cai during my 2012 internship at MSR.

Spatial Instrument
Spatial Instrument
00:01:45 · 18 February 2013

This video demonstrate musical instruments based on facial expression. There are total of 8 different channels, each is spatialized on a large display. It's a performing art using MSR multimedia (AV + Tactile) technology.

Virtual Choir
Virtual Choir
00:01:14 · 18 February 2013

The video shows 'Virtual Choir', our latest and most comprehensive demo in 'Facing Interaction' series. It's the combination of 'Face Walrus' and 'Spatial Instrument'. We install here a performing art of current 'you' connecting with yourself and others in the same place but across time.