Uncovering Biokinetic Interfacing
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Citation:Jarrett, B. C. (2014). Uncovering Biokinetic Interfacing presented at xCoAx 2014 Second conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X, Porto, Portugal, 26-27 June, 2014. (pp. 343-354).
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2986
The following paper details a research tangent explored within the scope of a larger project exploring a new method of interfacing the author has termed biokinetic: A biokinetic interface is a new form of dynamic and ever changing device that enables instrumental mediation between one or more users and an electronic component. This research project employs an audio media player as the vehicle for validating the concept. In order for this interface to act in a nominally universal manner, the interface itself is visually abstracted, with the intention that anyone may approach the device and sense how to use it, and intuit what is happening, without recourse to agreed-upon historical symbols such as the play triangle, and the stop square. Abstracted form would appear to have no underlying logical inference from which users can navigate the system, however in prior work, the author provisionally demonstrated – that for certain types of music at least – people appear to have a consistent and quantifiable abstracted visual language associated with specific music. It is the author’s intent to use this visual language as the basis for interfacing.