Digital Futures alumna Lee Jones presents her thesis, “Your Body of Water” at TEI 2018

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 2:45pm

Text Below From: https://tei.acm.org/2018/

TEI 2018 is the 12th annual conference dedicated to presenting the latest results in tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction. It will be held 18th to 21st March 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden.

This year the theme of the conference is Post-digital Design. In the early days of TEI, a common assumption was that our physical mundane reality could be augmented by sprinkling it with the magic of digital technology. Over the last decade there is less mystery to the realm of digital technologies as the digital have become the mundane, inseparable from our everyday routines. The digital is also increasingly distrusted and challenged in various ways, as the divisive creator of filter bubbles and the breading ground of alternative facts.  In the post-digital era, on the other hand, we see a turn to vintage materials and craftsmanship, old media – like vinyl records – and natural materials have come to the fore, and along with the practices of making them are once more being cherished. Designing for the post digital does not mean blindly embracing nostalgia or turning away from technology – it means demystifying the digital through the design process and encouraging designs that equalise the status of digital and analogue, both in the materials and the practices.

Lee Jones is interested in combining art, science, and technology. During her undergraduate degree Lee started the publication Art & Science Journal, which has grown to over 260,000 Tumblr subscribers and been chosen as one of the best blogs by Tumblr under both the categories of Art and Science. Lee's project,  "Your Body of Water” includes the design of a prototype display that visualizes aesthetic heart rate data from a 3D camera.

Project Abstract

We present the design and implementation of Your Body of Water, a display that wirelessly gathers heart rate data using a 3D camera and then visualizes the viewer’s heart rate as water. As heart rate goes up the water gets livelier (with larger and faster waves) and as heart rate goes down the water gets calmer.The purpose of the display is to use aesthetic biofeedback data to help participants reflect on their felt bodily experience. The device went through system critique using somaesthetic appreciation design heuristics, and we describe the design themes that arose from those critiques.

http://leejones.ca/

Read about Lee Jones "Your Body of Water" article here

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Digital Futures alumna @byleejones (2016) presents her thesis project “Your Body of Water” at the Tangible Embedded Embodied Int
Digital Futures alumna @byleejones (2016) presents her thesis project “Your Body of Water” at the Tangible Embedded Embodied Int
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 2:45pm

Text Below From: https://tei.acm.org/2018/

TEI 2018 is the 12th annual conference dedicated to presenting the latest results in tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction. It will be held 18th to 21st March 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden.

This year the theme of the conference is Post-digital Design. In the early days of TEI, a common assumption was that our physical mundane reality could be augmented by sprinkling it with the magic of digital technology. Over the last decade there is less mystery to the realm of digital technologies as the digital have become the mundane, inseparable from our everyday routines. The digital is also increasingly distrusted and challenged in various ways, as the divisive creator of filter bubbles and the breading ground of alternative facts.  In the post-digital era, on the other hand, we see a turn to vintage materials and craftsmanship, old media – like vinyl records – and natural materials have come to the fore, and along with the practices of making them are once more being cherished. Designing for the post digital does not mean blindly embracing nostalgia or turning away from technology – it means demystifying the digital through the design process and encouraging designs that equalise the status of digital and analogue, both in the materials and the practices.

Lee Jones is interested in combining art, science, and technology. During her undergraduate degree Lee started the publication Art & Science Journal, which has grown to over 260,000 Tumblr subscribers and been chosen as one of the best blogs by Tumblr under both the categories of Art and Science. Lee's project,  "Your Body of Water” includes the design of a prototype display that visualizes aesthetic heart rate data from a 3D camera.

Project Abstract

We present the design and implementation of Your Body of Water, a display that wirelessly gathers heart rate data using a 3D camera and then visualizes the viewer’s heart rate as water. As heart rate goes up the water gets livelier (with larger and faster waves) and as heart rate goes down the water gets calmer.The purpose of the display is to use aesthetic biofeedback data to help participants reflect on their felt bodily experience. The device went through system critique using somaesthetic appreciation design heuristics, and we describe the design themes that arose from those critiques.

http://leejones.ca/

Read about Lee Jones "Your Body of Water" article here