Sensory Augmentation for Public Space

Michel van Dartel, Alwin de Rooij

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Abstract

Sensory augmentation for public space explores the innovation potential of sensory augmentation interfaces to improve public space. Technological innovations for public spaces are typically developed for the mobile phone. However, using a mobile phone also interferes with the relationship of a person with her or his surroundings. A radical new way to innovate public space is through sensory augmentation. By wearing artificial sensors on the body and translating the artificial sensory input to our biological senses, new sensory functions and experiences can be developed. This can enable technological innovations that improve public space in a way that integrates and shapes the relationship between a person and its environment, rather than one that interferes with it. Although this approach has led to scientific innovations in healthcare and navigation, such as an artificial sense for the north, and artistic innovations that enable novel aesthetic experiences, such as exploring invisible labyrinths, its potential for improving public space has yet to be unlocked. This workshop enables hands-on exploration of the innovation potential of sensory augmentation interfaces to (re)design and improve public space.
Original languageEnglish
Pages41
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventBalance Unbalance 2018: New Value Systems - Sustainability and Social Impact as Drivers for Value Creation - Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 20 Sep 201821 Sep 2018
https://www.balance-unbalance2018.org/

Conference

ConferenceBalance Unbalance 2018: New Value Systems - Sustainability and Social Impact as Drivers for Value Creation
Abbreviated titleBunB
CountryNetherlands
CityRotterdam
Period20/09/1821/09/18
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Keywords

  • sensory augmentation
  • public space

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van Dartel, M., & de Rooij, A. (2018). Sensory Augmentation for Public Space. 41. Abstract from Balance Unbalance 2018: New Value Systems - Sustainability and Social Impact as Drivers for Value Creation, Rotterdam, Netherlands. https://www.balance-unbalance2018.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/BunB2018-programme-proceedings.pdf