Embodied communication in the distributed network

Hamilton, Jillian G. (2008) Embodied communication in the distributed network. Virtual Systems and Multimedia, 4820, pp. 179-190.

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Through the adaptation of new technologies, the creative industries are proposing new forms of interaction for the distributed network. This paper considers the new media artwork Intimate Transactions as an example of a creative, experimental approach to interaction and network technology. It discusses this artwork's design of physical interaction, which includes whole-body interaction with a hands-free input device; the incorporation of choreographed interaction with its screen characters; the production of generative, multi-sensory feedback around a dramaturgical model; and the use of haptic devices to relay bodily movement across the network. It explains how this physical interaction produces a sense of flow that perceptually suspends awareness of the work’s actual site in favour of a shared virtual space. It then considers how this shared space becomes activated by multi-sensory feedback, including the physical sensation of touch. It concludes that these innovative approaches to physical interaction help to establish the potential for embodied communication and co-presence within networked space.

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ID Code: 18169
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Media Art, Co-presence, embodied communication, Network communication, interaction design
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-78566-8_16
ISBN: 9783540785651
ISSN: 0302-9743
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Deposited On: 22 Feb 2009 22:29
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 14:32

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