“The Ilinx Garments: Whole-body Tactile Experience in a Multisensorial Art Installation” presented by Hattwick, LaMontagne, Salter, Giordano, Franco, Wanderley, Martinucci and Egloff

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  • Immersion

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  • The Ilinx Garments: Whole-body Tactile Experience in a Multisensorial Art Installation

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  • Keywords: Multimodal display, haptics, wearable electronics, responsive environment, first person data, sensory participation.

    Utilizing the tactile sensory channel as a key sensory modality in a full body, cross media artistic installation presents unique challenges. In this paper we describe our experiences with the design and utilization of garments containing embedded sensors and vibrotactile actuators. We follow the garments from their conception through their use in a artistic installation experienced by over 300 visitors. In particular, we focus on the relationship between touch, hearing, and sight – both in the technological implementation as well as the artistic conception.

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