After some more testing of the first prototype for my master’s thesis, dealing with wearable devices that provide autonomic feedback, I found out some crucial flaws in the design. Some of them are purely technical, others are related to overall design decisions. However, the main problem of that first prototype was that it did not allow me to continuously experience autonomic feedback for a longer period of time, in order to get some hints on how to properly tune the design. This prototype is a more reliable version simulating pattern of autonomic feedback without being based on actual measurements. In contrast to version one, it comes in the design of a wristband and makes use of components specifically build for wearable computing.
This is my summary of: Russell, J. A. (2003). Core affect and the psychological construction of emotion. Psychological review, 110(1), 145. In it Russel proposes a framework to talk about emotion at the psychological level, and aims at avoiding folk psychological concepts in his approach. Continue reading
During the last couple of days I have been working on a prototype to test a concept of my master thesis at Leiden University’s Media Technology program: Wearable devices that provide subtle autonomic feedback to their users. In this case we are talking about a glove that can measure its wearers heartbeat and vibrates along in the rhythm. Continue reading
How the transition from books to social media changes our understanding of what it means to be knowledgeable
A transition in the dominant medium of knowledge-sharing is taking place: The book is being replaced by social media. Based on the premise that the epistemic practice of media-based knowledge-sharing is crucial for our understanding
of knowledge, I try to investigate the changes that this transition in the media landscape causes. An attempt is undertaken to chart some of the emerging virtues governing practices of media-based knowledge-sharing, and to relate these to the
transition in the media landscape from books to the web. Continue reading