Designing for virtual touch: a real-time co-created online art experience

Betty Sargeant, Justin Dwyer, Florian "Floyd" Mueller

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"[i miss your touch]"is a web platform that allows people who are in separate locations to co-create a real-time artwork within a shared virtual environment. This platform enables a live collaboration to occur between two participants and PluginHUMAN (the artists). [i miss your touch] responds to participants? movements. PluginHUMAN affect, in real-time, live video streams from participants? webcams. Their affected movements are combined and displayed together, allowing participants to play, dance and make art in a shared virtual environment. This project launched as a rapid response to COVID-19 lockdown and physical distancing rules. Our approach to designing a novel, real-time interactive virtual art experience may benefit game designers and researchers who seek to: provide players with the experience of virtual touch; those exploring embodied play; designers who are providing co-creation opportunities for players; and those interested in the intersection of technology, art and play.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExtended Abstracts of the 2020 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play
EditorsVero Vanden Abeele, Max Birk
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450375870
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play 2020 - Virtual, Online, Canada
Duration: 2 Nov 20204 Nov 2020
Conference number: 7th (Conference website)


ConferenceACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play 2020
Abbreviated titleCHI PLAY 2020
CityVirtual, Online
Internet address


  • Art
  • Cscw
  • Mediated social interaction
  • Online
  • Virtual
  • Virtual touch
  • Web platform

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