A performer engaging with strangers in a public space.
The performer and the participant control a shared theremin-like soundscape that only they can hear by touching or almost touching each others’ bare skin.
Experiential qualities and related concepts
Affective, collaborative, embodiment, immersion, performative, seductive, sociality.
Auditory, tactile, (visual).
Audio synthesis driven by capacitive sensing.
Mads Hobye, 2010-11. Portfolio piece here.
Hobye, M., Löwgren, J. (2011). Touching a stranger: Designing for engaging experience in embodied interaction. Int. J. Design 5(3):31–48. Available online here.