Touched by the storyteller: the influence of remote touch in the context of storytelling

Merel Madeleine Jung, Robert W.M. Boensma, Gijs Huisman, Elisabeth M.A.G. van Dijk

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Abstract

In this study we investigate the role of remote touch as an additional communication channel in the context of storytelling. We focus on studying the effect of remote touch and the timing of touch on perceived social presence and story recall. In our experiment people listened to an emotional story. Listeners were either remotely touched by the storyteller at emotional story moments, remotely touched at random moments during the story, or not touched at all. Our results indicate that remote touch does not enhance the perceived social presence of the storyteller. However, even when the link between remote touch and the story is not explicitly clear, touch at emotional story moments can contribute to the perception of the story. Furthermore, while touches at emotional story moments can distract from the story content, touch in general can implicitly enhance the attention paid to the story content.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2013
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages792 -797
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-5048-0
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Event5th Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2013 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 2 Sep 20135 Sep 2013
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and workshops
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISSN (Print)2156-8103

Conference

Conference5th Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2013
Abbreviated titleACII
CountrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period2/09/135/09/13

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Keywords

  • EWI-24120
  • Remote social touchSocial presence
  • METIS-302574
  • Social presence
  • IR-88563
  • Remote social touch

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Jung, M. M., Boensma, R. W. M., Huisman, G., & van Dijk, E. M. A. G. (2013). Touched by the storyteller: the influence of remote touch in the context of storytelling. In Proceedings of the Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2013 (pp. 792 -797). (International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and workshops). USA: IEEE Computer Society. DOI: 10.1109/ACII.2013.147
Jung, Merel Madeleine ; Boensma, Robert W.M. ; Huisman, Gijs ; van Dijk, Elisabeth M.A.G./ Touched by the storyteller: the influence of remote touch in the context of storytelling. Proceedings of the Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2013. USA : IEEE Computer Society, 2013. pp. 792 -797 (International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and workshops).
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Jung, MM, Boensma, RWM, Huisman, G & van Dijk, EMAG 2013, Touched by the storyteller: the influence of remote touch in the context of storytelling. in Proceedings of the Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2013. International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and workshops, IEEE Computer Society, USA, pp. 792 -797, 5th Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2013, Geneva, Switzerland, 2/09/13. DOI: 10.1109/ACII.2013.147

Touched by the storyteller: the influence of remote touch in the context of storytelling. / Jung, Merel Madeleine; Boensma, Robert W.M.; Huisman, Gijs; van Dijk, Elisabeth M.A.G.

Proceedings of the Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2013. USA : IEEE Computer Society, 2013. p. 792 -797 (International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and workshops).

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Jung MM, Boensma RWM, Huisman G, van Dijk EMAG. Touched by the storyteller: the influence of remote touch in the context of storytelling. In Proceedings of the Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2013. USA: IEEE Computer Society. 2013. p. 792 -797. (International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and workshops). Available from, DOI: 10.1109/ACII.2013.147