Extended Senses in Responsive Environments

An Artistic Research Project on Atmosphere
  • Christiane Heibach
  • Andreas Simon
  • Jan-Lewe Torpus
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8519)


Mobile, networked, multi-sensory systems and technologies with open and modular interfaces are about to change our established concept of technical extensions for humans. It will not be on the level of prosthesis or implants that humans are connected with machines, but rather on the level of wearable sensors and intelligent environments, which make interfaces disappear and allow “unmediated” contact between the human user and the technological systems. Departing from a notion of holistic bodily experience and media developed in current phenomenological approaches [1-3], we want to examine the affective human perception in a mediated responsive environment. By this, we aim to explore the connecting area between the human body and a sensitive environment that feels like it connects to the body as a “second skin”.


Extended Human Senses Embodied Interaction Responsive / Sensitive Environment Holistic Experience Atmosphere Affective Computing Media Art Artistic/Design Research Adaptive Architecture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christiane Heibach
    • 1
  • Andreas Simon
    • 1
  • Jan-Lewe Torpus
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Research in Art and DesignAcademy of Art and Design FHNW BaselSwitzerland

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