Towards Affective Collages of Presences

  • Jesús Ibáñez
  • David García
  • Oscar Serrano
  • Josep Blat
  • Raquel Navarro
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4159)


This paper describes ongoing work aimed to explore how to augment a person’s work environment with information which enables her to feel the presence of intimate companions. The vehicle we deem to be appropriate for this situation is indirect communication (in some ways related to peripheral communication). The presence we intend is based on the activities of these intimate people. In short, with a certain periodicity the user is presented, on a peripheral user interface (windows desktop or digital picture frame), with a new collage composed of pictures indirectly triggered by their loved ones. In particular the pictures are triggered by the text they write and read, and the songs they listen to, while working on their PCs.


Indirect Information Ambient Display Peripheral Awareness Peripheral Display Java Agent DEvelopment Framework 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jesús Ibáñez
    • 1
  • David García
    • 1
  • Oscar Serrano
    • 1
  • Josep Blat
    • 1
  • Raquel Navarro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of TechnologyUniversity Pompeu FabraBarcelonaSpain

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