Shadow arts-communication: System supporting communicability for encounter among remote groups

Yoshiyuki Miwa, Shiroh Itai, Shoichi Hasegawa, Daichi Sakurai

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    Abstract

    The present authors have developed a communication system WSCS (Waseda Shadow Communication System), with which your remote communicating partner (or you) can be positioned and appeared 3dimensionally in your (or your partner's) real space, by exchanging body shadows each other. With this WSCS, we have reported previously that cooperative work and conversation can be achieved with your remote partner while taking the spatial distance ("Maai" in Japanese) between you and his shadow appeared in your space. For further development of the WSCS as Arts Communication System being supportive to a generation of co-creative "Encounter Ba", a creative expression technique has been investigated in the present study. With this technique, a relationship between you and your remote partner at the encounter occasion can be strengthened from the following two points of view. The first point is related to a supportive method to a selforganization of "Ba" at the encountering "Now, we are here", by enriching the co-existing feeling between remote participants. For this specific aim, the application software was developed with which remote participants can perform embodied interaction between remote groups using a virtual shadow ball. The second point relates to a method by which scene of the past time was reproduced across the time scale and the bodily expression of the concerned person can be trace-experienced. For this point, a co-experiencing type archive software was developed with which one can put himself at the past scene by processing of shadow images of recorded person(s), so that one can share experiences with concerned person(s) while entering the past scene across the time scale. After installing these software programs into WSCS, several communication experiments were conducted. It was found that (i), with the first software, a similar effect as an ice-breaking activities occurred at a workshop was recognized, and the software was found effective to develop a workshop which shares a mutual context among groups, and (ii), with the second program, since participants and the concerned person can be present at the same scene, changes in feeling/emotion of the concerned person can be conveyed directly via the embodiment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Pages84-94
    Number of pages11
    Volume4558 LNCS
    EditionPART 2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventSymposium on Human Interface 2007 - Beijing
    Duration: 2007 Jul 222007 Jul 27

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    NumberPART 2
    Volume4558 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)03029743
    ISSN (Electronic)16113349

    Other

    OtherSymposium on Human Interface 2007
    CityBeijing
    Period07/7/2207/7/27

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)
    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
    • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Miwa, Y., Itai, S., Hasegawa, S., & Sakurai, D. (2007). Shadow arts-communication: System supporting communicability for encounter among remote groups. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (PART 2 ed., Vol. 4558 LNCS, pp. 84-94). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4558 LNCS, No. PART 2).