Phantom Undulations: Remote Physiological Sensing in Abstract Installation Works

Hynds, Danny; Zheng, Dingding; Zhang, Yilin; Ma, Hua; Ragozin, Kirill; Chernyshov, George; Ward, Jamie A; Saito, Tatsuya; Kunze, Kai and Minamizawa, Kouta. 2023. 'Phantom Undulations: Remote Physiological Sensing in Abstract Installation Works'. In: Augmented Humans International Conference (AHs2023). Glasgow, United Kingdom 12 - 14 March 2023. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Phantom Undulations is a mixed-media work in which an artist’s physiological data is being used remotely to manipulate the sounds and visuals of an abstract artifact in a gallery setting. This work relies heavily on the concept of showing the artist’s presence or liveness in an abstract and remote manner through changes in the harmony, rhythm, and timbre of a loosely structured soundscape as well as the physical appearance of the artifact. We propose a method of utilizing real time physiological sensing data through a custom built sensing wristband and accompanying software. This system reads the physiological data of the artist and sends it to the Internet, where it can be received by the artifact anywhere on Earth. In addition to the artist’s physiological data, we also offer a way for the audience to incorporate their own data into the work via several sensing wristbands which will accompany the artifact. Through this collaborative process, we wish to invite the audience to join the artist in manipulating the sonic and visual characteristics of this artifact and create a contrapuntally fluid and responsive musical experience.

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sound art, liveness, interactive art, remote music, physiological sensing

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4 February 2023Accepted
14 March 2023Published

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

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12 - 14 March 2023

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29 Mar 2023 12:50

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30 Mar 2023 08:10


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