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Wi-roni: A gesture tangible interface for experiencing internet content in public spaces

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In this paper, we describe a case study in which we explore the opportunity of gesture tangible interfaces to allow the retrieval of web content. Wi-roni provides audio content (streaming radio and podcasts), and the interface is based on capturing physical gestures as command input and providing sound as a feedback response to these actions. Wi-roni is urban furniture that aims to allow everyone to listen to Web-distributed audio content in a public area, bridging the gap between expert and non-expert users and favoring the dissemination of Internet culture. The work is part of a project that attempts to complement distance communication with in-presence communication and everywhere/everytime web resource availability with here and now preferred resource exploitation. Copyright 2007 ACM.