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aisthetika: things that we perceive through the senses

aisthetika things that we perceive through the senses What if we utilized our sense of touch to interpret the flow of data? From braille to sensory substitution, research and experiments have already shown that touch can be an effective tool for data interpretation. This project builds on the potential of tactile interfaces, exploring how kinetic, [...]

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aisthetika: data framework scenario

These are the inputs for scenario 1 – the passive/involuntary input where the type of data the system is collecting is that of data that can be received through for example blood samples (e.g. toxicity levels, hormonal levels, and identification of an individual (via DNA) etc., skin samples, as well as physical attributes that can [...]

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what do patterns, texture, rhythm, and undulations look like on an object?

What do patterns, texture, rhythm, and undulations look like? Having done my research and experiments, I investigated what patterns and textures might look like on objects. What kind of emotions can they reveal? What kind of different states can I reveal? How can these potentially be visualized/felt? I focused on three types of states. Calm, [...]

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experiments in vibrotactile and haptic feedback: solenoids and vibrating motors

Kinetic vibrotactile feedback that utilize active touch With the understanding that the tactile modality can be utilized to interpret data, including different types of data sets, there arises various possibilities with respect to how it can be utilized. Based on research, and experimentation, it appears that one potentially effective means of interpreting and controlling data [...]

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undulating waveforms in a physical object: a language for pattern recognition

Undulating Waveforms used with pattern recognition Given that we are able to detect kinetic patterns, and changes or modifications in kinetic patterns, a question arises as to what types of kinetic patterns could potentially be effective in transmitting and manipulating data flow. These group of experiments show that undulating patterns could be effective. In these [...]

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pattern recognition and identification experiments

Pattern recognition and the identification of objects with patterns A general perceptual task called pattern recognition is what we use in identifying common objects in our environments. In recognizing a pattern we store and associate it to category of previous experiences. In a bottom-up fashion, pattern recognition theories assume not only that processes are driven [...]

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sequenced motors controlling rhythm and pattern experiments: active and passive touch

Touch and Perception The dominance of vision as a primary sense seems to deprioritize one of our primary senses, that of touch. Touch differs from vision and hearing because tactile sense is contingent to contact and the receptors used in touch are spread over the whole body. However touch is limited to the area of [...]

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tactile sensor experiments: feedback and modulating electrical flow

This experiment uses a stroke sensor pad made from conductive thread and nonconductive thread, conductive fabric, and neoprene. The sensor acts as a variable to control the rhythm and pattern of the led sequence. The rhythmic pattern can be seen as an electrical flow, that is then manipulated by touching the sensor. Experiment: This experiment [...]

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thesis statement and abstract

// statement // // aisthetika – things that we perceive through the senses // What if we utilized our sense of touch to interpret the flow of data? From braille to sensory substitution, research and experiments have already shown that touch can be an effective tool for data interpretation. This project builds on the potential [...]

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Interpreting and Manipulating Data Flow: Exploring Kinetic Undulating Patterns with Active and Passive Touch

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