Live Sound System with Social Media for Remotely Conducting Wildlife Monitoring
Currently, human-computer interaction (HCI) is primarily focused on human-centric interactions; however, people experience many nonhuman-centric interactions during the course of a day. Interactions with nature, such as experiencing the sounds of birds or trickling water, can imprint the beauty of nature in our memory. This paper presents an evaluation of such nonhuman-centric and spatial-temporal interactions to observe people’s reaction to the interactions for ecological studies. The system operated 24 h a day, 365 days a year from April 1, 2000 to April 1, 2010 in the northern part of Iriomote Island (24°20′N, 123°55′E) in the southern Ryukyu Islands, Japan. In doing so, this study hopes to discover spatial-temporal processes of our imagination mechanism. Such a discovery would help us design a system that leverages the boundary of the real and virtual worlds by engaging a large number of participants to perform a specific Internet-based scientific task without knowing its purpose for ecological studies.
KeywordsNonverbal interaction Acoustic ecology Human–computer–biosphere interaction Human behavior
This study was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant 26700015, MIC SCOPE Grant 142103015, an Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications Research Grant, a Telecommunications Advancement Foundation Research Grant, Tepco Memorial Foundation Support for International Technological Interaction, a Moritani Scholarship Foundation Research Grant, a Hatakeyma Culture Foundation Research Grant, a Mitsubishi Foundation Science and Technology Research Grant and an Ogasawara Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Engineering Research Grant.
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