The enigmatics of affect

Höök, Kristina and Sengers, Phoebe and Liesendahl, Rainer and Magar, Werner, et al. (2002) The enigmatics of affect. In: Proceedings of the 4th conference on Designing interactive systems: processes, practices, methods, and techniques; Symposium on Designing Interactive Systems , 25-26 Jun 2002, London, UK.

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Affective computation generally focuses on the informatics of affect: structuring, formalizing, and representing emotion as informational units. We propose instead an enigmatics of affect, a critical technical practice that respects the rich and undefinable complexities of human affective experience. Our interactive installation, the Influencing Machine, allows users to explore a dynamic landscape of emotionally expressive sound and child-like drawings, using a tangible, intuitive input device that supports open-ended engagement. The Influencing Machine bridges the subjective experience of the user and the necessary objective rationality of the underlying code. It functions as a cultural probe, reflecting and challenging users to reflect on the cultural meaning of affective computation.

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