Humans can tell stories about anything: their life goals, the people they work with, the devices they use. In particular, humans tell stories to influence others and themselves, to get others to agree and participate, to frame their own narrative. To investigate how humans build narratives around interactions in environments and with machines, computational and user study approach is complemented by artistic practices that probe human emotion, as well as how humans can deceive themselves and be misperceived or misrepresented by others, including machines.
This talk describes a body of work from an interdisciplinary practice highlighting projects in HCI (CHI, HRI, DIS, Frontiers) and media arts (exhibitions, performances) from the perspective of psychological insight, to not only study the way humans interact with machines in virtual and spatial environments, but to allow for the experience of the interaction that attempt to glean insight from naturalistic audience interaction and performance evaluations. Exhibited works in robotic art, human-machine text generation, facial recognition, machine gestural studies, virtual environmental storytelling, etc, describe the way we Engage!! with the Machine behind a veil of narrative influence.
RAY LC’s practice creates interaction environments for building bonds between humans and machines. He takes perspectives from his own research in neuroscience (pubs in Nature Communications, J. Neurosci, J. Neurophys) and in HCI (pubs in CHI, DIS, HRI, TEI, Frontiers, etc) in his artistic practice, with notable exhibitions at BankArt, New York Hall of Science, KYOTO Design Lab, Elektra Montreal, Ars Electronica Linz, NeON Digital Arts, New Museum, CICA Museum, NYC Short Documentary Film Festival, NeurIPS, Deconstrukt NYC, Angewandte Festival, Elektron Tallinn, Floating Projects HK, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Osage Gallery, Soho House HK, Videotage, Goethe Institute, Thylab, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Science Gallery MSU Detroit, IEEE VISAP, SIGGRAPH Asia.
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