EMS Painter: Co-creating Visual Art Using Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Ashley Colley, Aki Leinonen, Meri-Tuulia Forsman, Jonna Häkkilä

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Abstract

We present a work in progress, enabling an audience to influence a painter, through electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to co-create visual art works. Two sets of EMS pads are positioned on the painter's arm such that stimulation pulses, triggered on a collocated tablet interface by audience members, cause deviation in the ongoing brushstroke. LEDs co-located with the EMS pads provide additional visual feedback to the audience of stimulation delivery. In an initial trial, rather than focusing on co-creation, the audience amused themselves by mischievously diverting the painter from his work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTEI '18
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherACM
Pages266-270
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450355681
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-5568-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2018
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 18 Mar 201821 Mar 2018
Conference number: 12

Publication series

SeriesTEI '18

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
Abbreviated titleTEI'18
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period18.03.201821.03.2018

Keywords

  • co-creation,
  • electrical muscle stimulation
  • ems
  • painting
  • visual art

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design

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