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Body-centric computing: neurofeedback, affect, memories, gestures: Dagstuhl Seminar Invited Talk

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Publication date27/09/2017
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventDagstuhl Seminar 17392 Body-Centric Computing - Dagstuhl , Dagstuhl , Germany
Duration: 24/09/201729/09/2017
https://www.dagstuhl.de/en/program/calendar/semhp/?semnr=17392

Seminar

SeminarDagstuhl Seminar 17392 Body-Centric Computing
CountryGermany
CityDagstuhl
Period24/09/1729/09/17
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Abstract

This talk highlights my scholarly work focusing of body-centric computing, around keywords such as affect, gestures, wearables and biofeedback. My focus on body has not been much about how the body moves in space while performing physical activities, but rather about how the body is ”moved” by emotional states. This interest in emotions is underpinned by emotions’ ability to signal meaning. In particular, I investigate how by mirroring feelings back, people can become more self-aware and ultimately able to better engage in emotional self-regulation. Some of my work on emotional wellbeing, emotional memories, neurofeedback, digital disposal and embodiment is outlined through design exemplars such as MeditAid and AffectCam systems, and studies of digital breakup and rituals of letting go. I also offer an overview of AffecTech Innovative Training Network on personal technologies for affective health. My work draws from theoretical perspectives of phenomenology, embodied cognition, and UX, and methodologies of iterative user centred design, and qualitative fieldwork.