AAAI Spring Symposium 2015

In the Spring of 2015, I co-organized a AAAI Spring Symposium with Dan Bohus, Bilge Mutlu, Eric Horvitz, and David Schlangen. The topic was: "Turn-taking and Coordination in Human-Machine Interaction."

 

"What I see is what you get"

In 2014, I collaborated with Ariel Brice, a Ceramics Lecturer in the Art Department at UW-Madison, to produce a 3d art installation derived from gaze tracking data.

Here is Ari's description of the piece:

"What can happen when an observational experience is translated directly into an art object? The imagery in this space was generated using software that tracks a person's gaze as they move through space. In this instance, I wore glasses that tracked where I looked in this exact same space and the amount of time that each point held my focused retinal attention. Sean Andrist, student in the Human-Computer Interaction Department at UW-Madison, operated the gaze tracker glasses and processed the gaze data. These data points were then transferred into actual material - the size of the discs varies depending on the length of time spent looking at each given point and the direction of the cloth is allegiant to the sequence of my wandering eyes over a duration of time."

Materials: knit tubing, hardboard, vinyl, and acrylic paint

Exhibition 1 (2014), Art On Bascom Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI:

Exhibition 2 (2015), Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH: