AWElectric: that gave me goosebumps, did you feel it too?

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    Abstract

    Awe is a powerful, visceral sensation described as a sudden chill or shudder accompanied by goosebumps. People feel awe in the face of extraordinary experiences: the sublimity of nature, the beauty of art and music, the adrenaline rush of fear. Awe is healthy, both physically and mentally. It can be shared by people who are witnessing the same phenomenon, but traditionally it cannot be communicated remotely across time or distance: to feel awe involves real time experience, and explaining the experience that gave rise to it does not always induce the feeling of awe itself. We want to make this sensation something that can be transmitted, and therefore present AWElectric, a wearable interface that can detect awe, enhance it, and create it in another person. Our shared goosebump design embeds inflatable biometric displays in 3D print fabric. The AudioTactile fabric transmits an awe-inducing sound frequency to the partner that physically manifests the tingles, chills, and goosebumps that awe provokes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI'17)
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages315-324
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-4676-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event11th ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2017 - Yokohama, Japan
    Duration: 20 Mar 201723 Mar 2017
    Conference number: 11

    Conference

    Conference11th ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2017
    Abbreviated titleTEI
    CountryJapan
    CityYokohama
    Period20/03/1723/03/17

    Keywords

    • bio-sensing
    • tactile interfaces
    • haptic
    • remote communication
    • affective computing
    • awe
    • goosebumps
    • wearable technology
    • inflatable
    • 3d print
    • audiotactile
    • embedded fabric
    • extimacy

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