Experiencing Liveness of a Cherished Place in the Home
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2015, 3-12 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Liveness, as discussed in HCI and in media studies, focuses on an intriguing and beloved experiential quality that can influence new forms of video applications. We suggest a shift from accounts of liveness in "events" to liveness in ambient media for home décor by designing a system called TransLive that exploits the "magic" of mediatizing the "now" at a distant and cherished place. We present an interview study including four families, who experienced the system for two weeks each in a concept apartment setting. It shows how immediacy and unpredictability provide compelling experiences. Authenticity and engagement, which are previously considered as inherent qualities in live media, instead occur in the context of use. Finally, the experience of transcendence triggered by slow and continuous video streams open up a new design space of liveness. Thus, not only do we take inspiration from liveness theory, but we also need to redefine it.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2015. 3-12 p.
Liveness, mobile webcasting, ambient media, design, home
Human Computer Interaction
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-124243DOI: 10.1145/2745197.2745198ISBN: 978-1-4503-3526-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-124243DiVA: diva2:882894
The ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video (TVX'15), June 03 - 05, 2015, Brussels, Belgium