Empathetic technology design - part 2
For the past 3 years, BeAnotherLab has been working with an extended community of researchers, artists, and members of the public. With our initial vision to create a system to promote empathy between individuals, we have discovered the possibilities of its uses in a wide variety of contexts including conflict resolution, dance, or rehabilitation. In each scenario, for reaching the best results, the application needed to be codesigned with participants.
In the second half of the workshop, we will experiment with The Machine to be Another and discuss future application scenarios. If most participants are new, we are open to discuss the story of The Machine to be Another as a short introduction.
As usual with our workshops, we want to keep them as open-ended as possible, because they are an avenue for starting future collaborations. If the participants are interested, the workshop could be an opportunity to produce new experiments and new application scenarios over the remaining days. We are looking forward to your ideas!
Participants can bring a laptop with openFrameworks for xcode or visual studio 2010 and github if they wish to run the software on their own computer. If you have one, bring an Oculus Rift so you can learn how to run a gender swap session. You're invited to bring bio sensors, heart rate sensors, microphones, webcams etc. We will bring some things to tinker with as well.