Playful and Humorous Interactions in Urban Environments Made Possible with Augmented Reality Technology

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Abstract

There is more to humor than jokes. Humor can be created in jokes, in cartoons and animations, in products, commercials, and movies, or in stand-up comedy. However, also during our daily activities, we often smile and laugh because we experience interactions and events as humorous. We can experience such events; we can also initiate such events. Smart environments offer us tools that allow the customization of urban environments to potential and personalized playful and humorous experiences. Sensors and actuators in smart urban environments can be addressed and configured in such a way that they initiate and facilitate playful and humorous events in the real world, but it is also possible that without physical changes in the real world, our imaginations are triggered to give humorous interpretations of events in the real world by observing or imagining how they could be different. In this paper, we look at humor that can be experienced by imagination, by suggestions, by changes in the environment, and by changing the environment using digital augmented and diminished reality tools. The views expressed here can help to add humor to urban play, urban games, and daily activities in public spaces using augmented reality technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation. ArtsIT 2019, DLI 2019
Subtitle of host publication8th EAI International Conference, ArtsIT 2019, and 4th EAI International Conference, DLI 2019, Aalborg, Denmark, November 6–8, 2019, Proceedings
EditorsAnthony Brooks, Eva Irene Brooks
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Chapter19
Pages273-289
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-53294-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-53293-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2020
Event8th EAI International Conference: ArtsIT, Interactivity & Game Creation, ArtsIT 2019 - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 6 Nov 20198 Nov 2019
Conference number: 8
https://www.en.aau.dk/events/event/artsit-2019---8th-eai-international-conference--artsit--interactivity---game-creation.cid409167

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
PublisherSpringer
Volume328
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Conference

Conference8th EAI International Conference: ArtsIT, Interactivity & Game Creation, ArtsIT 2019
Abbreviated titleArtsIT 2019
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period6/11/198/11/19
OtherCo-located with 4rd EAI International Conference on Design, Learning & Innovation, DLI 2019
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Keywords

  • Humor
  • Augmented Reality
  • Incongruity humor
  • Play
  • Sensory intelligence
  • Smart Environments
  • Digital technologies
  • Urban environments

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