While running at a full sprint to deliver EmotiBits to Nicoletta and our other Beta partners, I also thought more this week about how internal context can help us understand and create experiences. Giving a talk at the interactive design group Gallagher & Associates who create interactive experiences for museums and companies around the world, allowed me to take a slightly different view of how EmotiBit could be used in my collaboration with Nicoletta.
An important piece of that puzzle is recognizing that perception is as much a reflection of the perceiver as it is a reflection of the outside world. Changes in our ongoing mental and emotional status can entirely change our ability to sense, integrate, and react to changes in the world around us.
Signals are constantly traveling throughout the body. Electrical, chemical, and mechanical signals are fundamental in making up who we are and how we’re feeling at any moment in time. By picking up these signals from the body we can perhaps gain a new window into ourselves and into one another.
Thinking together with Nicoletta about what kind of experience we want to create or how we want to understand the experiences that are created as she dances continues to be an exciting prospect.