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A day of emotions and technology

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March 22, 2016

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A day of emotions and technology

On Monday 21 March project CEDE organised a one day end-of-project symposium at the Royal Society for the Arts in London, where the CEDE team and visiting guests discussed designing with and for empathy in digital environments. The day started with an introduction by the project CEDE Principal Investigator Andy Hudson-Smith, who talked […]

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Symposium: Creating and Exploring Digital Empathy, 21 March at the RSA

A prototype of Voight-Kampff machine

The project CEDE is about researching empathy in digital environments, and prototyping devices and services that are designed to facilitate empathy between people. We are organising a one day Creating and Exploring Digital Empathy symposium on Monday 21 March at the Royal Society for the Arts in London, where the project […]

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Wearing your heart on your head

Wearing your heart on your head

The idea for an ‘empathy hat’ was born after a discussion about how comfortable people would be to show how they are really feeling. How open do we want to be about our feelings? Facial expressions are easy to regulate and so are words, but physiological reactions are less easy to […]

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4Candles Prayer system upgrade at St Michael’s church in Hawkshead

The new Raspberry Pi 2 based System!

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we replaced the hardware that was running the digital 4Candles prayer system in St Michael’s church in Hawkshead. One of the reasons for the system upgrade was to attempt to improve and/or deal with poor network connectivity that the system relies so heavily […]

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Making expressions of empathy visible

A prayer for the Paris victims displayed on the wall at St Peter's church in Hackney, London. The prayer was posted by a visitor to the Church of St Michael and All Angels in Hawkshead, Cumbria.

Recently we visited the St Peter’s church in Hackney to check up on the digital prayer installation they have been using at the church for the past few months. It was shortly after the 13 November 2015 attack in Paris that shocked people across the world, so we were not […]

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Praying in the digital age: Prayer installations in Hawkshead and Hackney

St Michael's church in Hawkshead, Cumbria. Photo by Mike Carney https://www.flickr.com/photos/88933162@N00/13522383524/

The digital prayer installations have been in use since July at St Michael’s church in Hawkshead, Cumbria, and at St Peter’s church in Hackney, London. These churches were chosen for the pilot project for their contrasting locations and different types of church communities: St Michael’s is in rural Lake District […]

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New Developments at Hawkshead

New Developments at Hawkshead

Following my previous post, we are now in the final stages of preparation for the installation of the 4Candles system at  St. Michael’s Church in Hawkshead. The system will be a re-vamped version of the 4Candles installation at St Peter’s in Hackney, and will permit prayers to be shared between the […]

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Promoting Empathy between Physically Seperated Communities through the Sharing of Prayers

Promoting Empathy between Physically Seperated Communities through the Sharing of Prayers

In our previous work, we have highlighted that empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of another; is an emotional capacity that has often been overlooked as a design goal in the creation of digital systems (Coulton et al. 2014). Empathy may be viewed as one of the […]

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From the ‘iPhone effect’ to the ‘virtual hug’: Is technology restricting or increasing our empathy?

From the ‘iPhone effect’ to the ‘virtual hug’: Is technology restricting or increasing our empathy?

Faced with a vast array of choice when it comes to interacting with those around us, our favoured communication medium will often be the simplest, quickest and most immediately available. But as technology continually develops, the impact of modern communication tools on the quality and depth of interpersonal exchange is […]

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Mood-controlled Light

Seeing one's own mental state displayed in public is a quite intriguing feeling.

Mood Lights from Panos Mavros on Vimeo. So, we wondered, what would be the effects of controlling the ambient lighting of a room using our own – or others’– mood state? What if my friends, family or coworkers could “see” how I am feeling in real-time? What if we could […]

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