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Research Articles

The presence of animated objects in Performing Arts

October 27, 2019 |

The use of artefacts has played an essential role in the evolution of the Performing Arts. Their original appearance in the field was associated with ceremonies and rituals carried out by ancient cultures. They were used as healing and prediction … Read More

The Body within the body: How to achieve body movement and sensations through body augmentation

October 27, 2019 |

Humans are impossible to move without to feel. Senses define our movements. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how to achieve body movement and sensations though body augmentation. Through phenomenological research the body becomes the medium of expression … Read More

Constructing Liveliness: The Experience of Nature Embodiment in Kinetic Architecture

October 11, 2019 |

A reality where nature becomes ‘lost’ is upon us — a future that is fast approaching over a built strata of hyper-artificial environments. It towers over limited possibilities of retaining a skin of untouched nature over the earth. Urban life … Read More

Chasing Existence

October 11, 2019 |

This paper postulates that kinetics could work as a scaffold to the brain. The research is based on one of my most recent projects; “In Rhythmic Fragments”. Drawing parallels between the art of meditation and the perception of rhythmic motion … Read More

Enhancing a Sense of Presence: An Insight into the Impact of Interactive Visual Experiences on States of Human Consciousness

October 10, 2019 |

This thesis seeks to address the nature of the interactive relationship between a human and a choreographic installation. Placed in the context of an increased dissemination of modern technology that reduces an individual’s sense of presence within the space that … Read More

From Performer to Observer and the space in between: An exploration of the role of performance in interactive installations and everyday life.

October 10, 2019 |

This thesis report is has arisen from the work I am doing with my collaborators Arum Larasati Winarso and Austera Premakara which argues there is a simultaneity between performance and observation. I analyze the concept primarily in the context of … Read More

On Designing Interactive Performative Space with Responsive Computational System

October 10, 2019 |

This thesis focuses on studying interactive space and the people within from a performative perspective. Through constant forming and reforming, an interactive space provides opportunities to create a new kind of performance experience — an interactive performative event. The potentials … Read More

The Architecture of Us

October 10, 2019 |

Humankind has always looked to mould their surroundings to their liking, the beginnings had us inhabit and shape the natural spaces most accessible, from caves and niches in rocky outcrop to dense forests with sheltered canopies. We have come a … Read More

Integrating psychology principles to design a multi-sensory cognitive and performative challenge

October 10, 2019 |

This research will provide knowledge of the factors involved in designing multi-sensory training games to enhance memory and produce positive learning outcomes. This is achieved, by presenting methods, techniques and case studies that assess the knowledge and skills that learners … Read More

Teaching a Robot To See: A Conversation in Eye Tracking in the Media Arts and Human-Robot Interaction

October 8, 2019 |

Eye movements, most effectively Point of Gaze, can help predict social cues in communications. When included in a conversation participants look for these social cues to give affirmation or feedback regarding how to behave and react. Point of … Read More

Can humans perceive autonomous balloons as intentional beings

October 8, 2019 |

Many intelligent robots have multiple functions to help people do much burdensome work or accompany people, which clearly indicates the increasing importance of the robot. In this paper, we explore the balloon movement as a form of intentional features communicating … Read More

Tones in the Key of Virtual Space

October 7, 2019 |

Room acoustics is the phenomenon of how sound performs and interacts with a space. Virtual reality is an emerging technology that enhances a reality experience with an unlimited amount of space. This essay focuses on the interaction between sound and … Read More

Towards Bioparanoia and Self-Control

October 7, 2019 |

We have the tendency to navigate through the intricate system of life by the misleading cause-effect formula, when the architecture of our body is much more complex. The perpetual surveillance in society does not seem to cease yet may even … Read More

An Exploration of Sensory Design: How Sensory Interaction Affects Perceptual Experience in an Immersive Artwork

October 7, 2019 | | 2 Comments


“You are a multisensory being. So why is it that so much of our media only play to one or two of those senses? We are engaging more of our body, more of our brain and we … Read More

An exploration of priming effect to improve audience / user experience in narrative environment

October 6, 2019 |

Design thinking is a strategy and approach to the creative problem-solving process. I start to consider it as a human-centered method for innovation to be part of the designer’s tool. And it integrates people’s needs, the feasibility of the technology, … Read More

Understanding the Persuasive Potential of Interactive Installation

October 5, 2019 |

A lot can be said through design. This thesis takes a novel approach in addressing the sustainability of fast fashion issue. The project explored in this thesis is a project developed in the Interactive Architecture Lab … Read More

The experiments through light and sound for experiences based on the concept of self-presence

October 3, 2019 |


Subjective experiences in everyday phenomena are new encounters of space, objects, and memories in the real world. Therefore, seeing something entails an internal perception in terms of a phenomenal dimension. Images have the possibility of various transformations through conceptual … Read More Designing for Exposure

September 30, 2019 |

How can we change the current global water crisis problem by creating exposure to people and improve their relationship with their garment?

Acknowledging people’s habit in consuming fast fashion and the fact that the fashion industry is the second-largest polluter, … Read More