Title: Experiencing affective interactive art

Authors: Leticia S.S. Bialoskorski, Joyce H.D.M. Westerink, Egon L. Van den Broek

Addresses: User Experience Group, Philips Research Europe, High Tech Campus 34, Eindhoven 5656 AE, The Netherlands; Center for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, Enschede 7500 AE, The Netherlands. ' User Experience Group, Philips Research Europe, High Tech Campus 34, Eindhoven 5656 AE, The Netherlands. ' Center for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, Enschede 7500 AE, The Netherlands

Abstract: The progress in the field of affective computing enables the realisation of affective art. This paper describes the affective interactive art system Mood Swings, which interprets and visualises affect expressed by a person. Mood Swings is founded on the integration of a framework for affective movements and a colour model. This enables Mood Swings to recognise affective movement characteristics as expressed by a person and display a colour that matches the expressed emotion. With that, a unique interactive system is introduced, which can be considered as art, a game, or a combination of both, as becomes apparent from evaluations.

Keywords: Mood Swings; affect; colours; affective movements; interactive art; trajectory of interaction; affective art; affective computing; colour modelling; emotions; games.

DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2010.035826

International Journal of Arts and Technology, 2010 Vol.3 No.4, pp.341 - 356

Available online: 05 Oct 2010

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