Speaker: William Primett (193-02 )
A newly emerging research domain for social computing applicators has considered how physiological data can be shared as a resource for interpersonal expression. For instance, one's cardiac rhythm (heart beat) may be correlated with several emotional inferences, serving as an intriguing modality for non-verbal interactive systems when transforming raw sensor data into human-perceivable representations. In additional, modern wearable devices allow us to easily monitor and process biosignlas in ambulatory environments. However, a persistent limitation with this approach comes as a compromise between universal comprehension and aesthetic engagement. Medical imaging techniques on the other hand, can be used to produce meaningful projections, authentic to the biological frame from which it's being captured from. In this talk, we will open up to new possibilities for linking wearable biosensor data with procedural imaging models, leading to the design of digital infrastructures for social affirmation in public space environments.
William Primett is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Visual Computing & Human-Centered Technology. Previously working in collaboration with wearable sensing company, PLUX Wireless Biosignals and Creative Europe project, Moving Digits, William's practice is grounded in the design of aesthetic experiences with embodied technologies, culminating to their PhD thesis in "Non-Verbal Communication with Physiological Sensors: The Aesthetic Domain of Wearables and Neural Networks". Proceeding these efforts, William's current research now aims to develop procedural models for medical imaging, conditioned by wearable sensor data, unbounded to clinical environments.