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Limelight

Sometimes we encounter emotional moments like drama in real life. Personal moment such as commemoration is such a case. Restaurant with the Limelight is the place where lighting effects are added onto these moments. The system detects when the moments occur and show it up with lighting effects so that the moments become more impressive… Read more »

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OpenLight: a concept of urban lighting to make urbanites aware of each other

街の公共空間でのインタラクティブな照明は数あれど、都市生活者にとってのその意味はまだ探索も定義もされていない。都市公共空間にインタラクティブな照明ができることは何だろうか? Though there are many examples of attempts to create interactive lighting installations in urban public space, its meaning for urbanites has not been fully explored and defined. What could interactive lighting contribute to urban public space? Using the concept of Third Place, this research focuses on the social potential of urban public space using… Read more »

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When Audiences Start to Talk to Each Other: Interaction Models for Co-Experience in Installation Artworks

This position paper presents models of interactions among audience members for installation and workshop-type media artworks that accommodate the participation of more than one audience member. To suggest models that are applicable for new media works, we select some examples from the contemporary-art field. Two artwork plans using this model are introduced as direct implementations… Read more »

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Tabletop community

We have undertaken a research project that visualizes a community, especially for events such as academic conferences. As research progresses, we have noticed that small gatherings of a few persons happen during events as a vital component of forming a community. We call these happenings Social Interactions. Typical situations that foster Social Interactions include gathering… Read more »