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Bodily Explorations in Space: Social Experience of a Multimodal Art Installation

  • Giulio Jacucci
  • Anna Spagnolli
  • Alessandro Chalambalakis
  • Ann Morrison
  • Lassi Liikkanen
  • Stefano Roveda
  • Massimo Bertoncini
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5727)

Abstract

We contribute with an extensive field study of a public interactive art installation that applies multimodal interface technologies. The installation is part of a Theater production on Galileo Galilei and includes: projected galaxies that are generated and move according to motion of visitors changing colour depending on their voices; projected stars that configure themselves around shadows of visitors. In the study we employ emotion scales (PANAS), qualitative analysis of questionnaire answers and video-recordings. PANAS rates indicate dominantly positive feelings, further described in the subjective verbalizations as gravitating around interest, ludic pleasure and transport. Through the video analysis, we identified three phases in the interaction with the artwork (circumspection, testing, play) and two pervasive features of these phases (experience sharing and imitation), which were also found in the verbalizations. Both video and verbalisations suggest that visitor’s experience and ludic pleasure are rooted in the embodied, performative interaction with the installation, and is negotiated with the other visitors.

Keywords

User studies Art & entertainment Multimodal interfaces emotions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giulio Jacucci
    • 1
  • Anna Spagnolli
    • 2
  • Alessandro Chalambalakis
    • 2
  • Ann Morrison
    • 1
  • Lassi Liikkanen
    • 1
  • Stefano Roveda
    • 3
  • Massimo Bertoncini
    • 4
  1. 1.Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIITHelsinki University of Technology HUTTKKFinland
  2. 2.HTLab Dept. of General PsychologyUniversity of PadovaPadova IItaly
  3. 3.Studio AzzurroMilanoItaly
  4. 4.Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, R&D LabRoma IItaly

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