Archive for category: Interactive Installation

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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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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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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Mediating Emotion

Mediating Emotion

Everyday life is full of emotion. We react to situations, conversations, sudden events and elements of our environment in affective ways. As the Neuropsychologist Antonio Damasio complellingly argued[1], emotions, such as pleasure and preference, are intrinsic aspects of making decisions, from the mundane to the extraordinary. Above all, however emotion […]

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