The telematic dinner party

Pollie Barden, Rob Comber, Nick Bryan-Kinns, Tony Stockman, Patrick Olivier

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Abstract

Meals have traditionally been a site for togetherness. We explore the opportunities to design a technology platform that supports remote guests in experiencing togetherness and playfulness within the practices of a traditional dinner party. Through both visual, aural channels and remote agency, the guests shared a holistic telematic dining experience comparable to a traditional co-presence dinner. Based on the findings, we propose that one must consider the social structure and cultural background of users to inform the design of technological intervention that supports a sense of togetherness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH 2012 Posters, SIGGRAPH'12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2012
EventACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference, SIGGRAPH'12 - Los Angeles, CA, United States of America
Duration: 5 Aug 20129 Aug 2012

Conference

ConferenceACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference, SIGGRAPH'12
CountryUnited States of America
CityLos Angeles, CA
Period5/08/129/08/12

Cite this

Barden, P., Comber, R., Bryan-Kinns, N., Stockman, T., & Olivier, P. (2012). The telematic dinner party. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2012 Posters, SIGGRAPH'12 https://doi.org/10.1145/2342896.2342993