Ambient sites: Making tangible the subtle, ephemeral and seemingly silent

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Abstract

Ambient Sites are proximal. At our fingertips, under the soles of our feet, along the edge of a cheek, they are characterized by the permeability of boundaries, the sudden awareness of movement, texture, or sound. Commonplace sensory minutiae remain so in part because we perceive them to be diminutive, fleeting or indistinct - mist upon a window, the raised nap of a towel, momentary contact of heel and toe and cool floor. What happens when we amplify and make tangible our perception of the subtle, the ephemeral and the seemingly silent? In this studio we will explore varied modes of attuning to and making tangible aspects of the everyday that are intimate in scale and inconspicuous in presence. We will use open source technology and everyday materials to prototype a participatory installation and to compose sensory and affective experiences that magnify, amplify and re-scale our perceptions of the sonic, the tactile and the intermittently visible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTEI'10 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
Pages333-335
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 19 2010
Event4th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI'10 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: Jan 25 2010Jan 27 2010

Publication series

NameTEI'10 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction

Other

Other4th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI'10
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period1/25/101/27/10

Keywords

  • Ambient sites
  • Arduino
  • Ephemeral
  • Experimental
  • Prototype
  • Seemlingly silent
  • Sensors
  • Subtle
  • Tangible

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