CHI 2011 workshop, Vancouver, Canada, May 7, 2011

Geoffrey Shea and Michael Longford

Identity Play in an Artistic, Interactive Urban Projection

In this paper we review some emerging social interactions which are stimulated by the presence of large, public display screens. In particular, we consider the impact on the viewer’s perception of identity through the interaction of large screens with the private small screens of personal handheld devices, such as smart phones. Our research emerges from our experience creating Tentacles, a large screen public projection controlled by users’ phones.