Shadow communication: System for embodied interaction with remote partners

Yoshiyuki Miwa, Chikara Ishibiki

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    Abstract

    "Shadow Communication" system has been developed allowing others to communicate by means of their "shadows" in remote space. This is designed so that each participant's shadow enters into a space through a semi-transparent screen and interacts with another subject's shadow. This interaction occurs at a common 'stage' (a co-existing space) that can be self-organized. The interaction takes place in a spatial relationship ("ma"- perceptive distance or "Maai" in Japanese) and generates a situation where, seemingly, the participants are actually talking to each other in a face-to-face manner. Experiments on collaborative drawings or remote lecturing conducted with various subjects resulted in the different groups being properly positioned in their co-existing space, thus suggesting that the co-creative activities between the groups were successfully established.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW
    Pages467-476
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventComputer Supported Cooperative Work - Conference Proceedings, CSCW 2004 - Chicago, IL
    Duration: 2004 Nov 62004 Nov 10

    Other

    OtherComputer Supported Cooperative Work - Conference Proceedings, CSCW 2004
    CityChicago, IL
    Period04/11/604/11/10

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    Keywords

    • Co-existing space ("Ba")
    • Collaborative drawing
    • Embodied interaction
    • Inter-group communication
    • Shadow
    • Spatial relationship ("ma" - perceptive distance)

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Miwa, Y., & Ishibiki, C. (2004). Shadow communication: System for embodied interaction with remote partners. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW (pp. 467-476)