“Hover: conveying remote presence” by Maynes-Aminzade, Tan, Goulding and Vaucelle

  • ©Dan Maynes-Aminzade, Beng-Kiang Tan, Ken Goulding, and Catherine Vaucelle

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    Hover: conveying remote presence

Session/Category Title:   Touchy Feely


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    This sketch presents Hover, a device that enhances remote telecommunication by providing a sense of the activity and presence of remote users. The motion of a remote persona is manifested as the playful movements of a ball floating in midair. Hover is both a communication medium and an aesthetic object.

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    2. Ishii, H., ren, S. and Frei, P. 2001. Pinwheels: Visualizing Information Flow in an Architectural Space. In Extended Abstracts of CHI 2001, ACM Press, 111–112.
    3. Ishii, H., and Ulmer, B. 1997. Tangible Bits: Towards Seamless Interfaces between People, Bits, and Atoms. In Proceedings CHI 1997, ACM Press, 234–241.


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