Touch: Communication of emotion through computational textile expression

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Abstract

Touch of a computational textile on human skin provides a unique opportunity to look at relationships between ambience, emotion and computing. The sense of touch on human skin offers a potential framework to think about ambient computing as the information from skin is multimodal and comes in many forms such as temperature, humidity, sharpness, smoothness, location and movement. Computational materials that shelter, surround and are inside us have become sentient and are able to ‘speak’ to us. It is common that these things not only speak to us but also to each other through what is called the internet of things. This is a physical world web or quite simply a network of physical things. Materials that can connect to this network this author will call computational materials, which are materials that respond to commands and communicate through computer programming, electronics and sensors. A computational textile is a textile that responds to commands through computer programming, electronics and sensors. If architects, artists, designers, engineers and scientists and others could begin to understand the nature of what various textile expressions communicated via touch, then it would be possible to more fully understand the role texture of a computational textile plays in communicating emotion through an object. The author of this paper will present and discuss one project, FELT a 5′ × 6′ wall panel designed to communicate emotion through touch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDistributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions
Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies and Contexts - 6th International Conference, DAPI 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings
EditorsShin’ichi Konomi, Norbert Streitz
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages292-309
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783319911304
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event6th International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions, DAPI 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Jul 15 2018Jul 20 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10922 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other6th International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions, DAPI 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period7/15/187/20/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Davis, F. A. (2018). Touch: Communication of emotion through computational textile expression. In S. Konomi, & N. Streitz (Eds.), Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions: Technologies and Contexts - 6th International Conference, DAPI 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings (pp. 292-309). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10922 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91131-1_23