Talk2Me : the art of augmenting conversations

Morrison, Ann, Mitchell, Peta, & Muhlberger, Ralf (2006) Talk2Me : the art of augmenting conversations. In Nahrstedt, Klara, Turk, Matthew, Rui, Yong, Klas, Wolfgang, & Mayer-Patel, Ketan (Eds.) MULTIMEDIA '06 Proceedings of the 14th annual ACM international conference on Multimedia, ACM, Santa Barbara, CA, pp. 197-200.

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Abstract

This paper describes an interactive installation work set in a large dome space. The installation is an audio and physical re-rendition of an interactive writing work. In the original work, the user interacted via keyboard and screen while online. This rendition of the work retains the online interaction, but also places the interaction within a physical space, where the main 'conversation' takes place by the participant-audience speaking through microphones and listening through headphones. The work now also includes voice and SMS input, using speech-to-text and text-to-speech conversion technologies, and audio and displayed text for output. These additions allow the participant-audience to co-author the work while they participate in audible conversation with keyword-triggering characters (bots). Communication in the space can be person-to-computer via microphone, keyboard, and phone; person-to-person via machine and within the physical space; computer-to- computer; and computer-to-person via audio and projected text.

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ID Code: 69242
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Assigned code E1 for 2007 HERDC
Keywords: Interactive installation, MOO, Locative, Co-authoring
DOI: 10.1145/1180639.1180695
ISBN: 1595934472
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500) > Performance and Installation Art (190504)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 ACM
Deposited On: 26 Mar 2014 23:19
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2014 03:22

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