Human Nonverbal Behaviour Understanding in the Wild for New Media Art

Evan Morgan, Hatice Gunes

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Over the course of the London 2012 Olympics a large public installation took place in Central London. Its premise was to enable members of the public to express themselves by controlling the lights around the rim of the London Eye. The installation’s design and development was undertaken as a collaborative project between an interactive arts studio and researchers in the field of affective and behavioural computing. Over 800 people participated, taking control of the lights using their heart rates and hand gestures. This paper approaches nonverbal and affective behaviour understanding for new media art as a case study, and reports the design of this installation and the subsequent analysis of over one million frames of physiological and motion capture data. In doing so it sheds light on how the intersection of affective and behavioural computing and new media art could be beneficial to both researchers and artists.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Behavior Understanding
Subtitle of host publication4th International Workshop, HBU 2013, Barcelona, Spain, October 22, 2013. Proceedings
EditorsAlbert Ali Salah, Hayley Hung, Oya Aran, Hatice Gunes
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-02714-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-02713-5
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

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