Human-Computer Interaction

INTERACT 2015: Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015 pp 47-54

The LuminUs: Providing Musicians with Visual Feedback on the Gaze and Body Motion of Their Co-performers

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-22668-2_4

Volume 9297 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Morgan E., Gunes H., Bryan-Kinns N. (2015) The LuminUs: Providing Musicians with Visual Feedback on the Gaze and Body Motion of Their Co-performers. In: Abascal J., Barbosa S., Fetter M., Gross T., Palanque P., Winckler M. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015. INTERACT 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9297. Springer, Cham

Abstract

This paper describes the LuminUs - a device that we designed in order to explore how new technologies could influence the inter-personal aspects of co-present musical collaborations. The LuminUs uses eye-tracking headsets and small wireless accelerometers to measure the gaze and body motion of each musician. A small light display then provides visual feedback to each musician, based either on the gaze or the body motion of their co-performer. We carried out an experiment with 15 pairs of music students in order to investigate how the LuminUs would influence their musical interactions. Preliminary results suggest that visual feedback provided by the LuminUs led to significantly increased glancing between the two musicians, whilst motion based feedback appeared to lead to a decrease in body motion for both participants.

Keywords

Musical interaction Computer-supported cooperative work Groupware Eye-tracking Social signals Non-verbal communication 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electronic Engineering and Computer ScienceQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK