I often video call my family and their dogs. But does my dog also want to video call me or other people/dogs? Whenever my dog heard my family over the laptop or phone, or their dogs, he would wag furiously picking up a toy and run to either myself talking/purring happily away, or to the … Continue reading Hello… Yes This is Dog.
In April I will be presenting and running a panel at the Finnish seminar for Human Animal Studies in Helsinki (Finland) with Heli Väätäjä from Tampere University. We would like to invite you to attend, join in and ask lots questions as we explore the ides of participation, consent and empowerment in Animal-Computer Interaction! You … Continue reading Finnish Seminar for Human Animal Studies
In the fifth year of the annual Animal Computer Interaction Conference, this years program from the outset had a distinctive animal behaviour feel. The conference started with two workshops – one ran by myself, Charlotte Robinson & Patricia Pons on Participation in ACI and one by Fiona French and Valerie Hare et al. who held a … Continue reading ACI 2018: Connectedness & Well-being
Written by Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas edited from the original written with Fabricio Oliveira & Camilla Groth. In January I started a teaching course at Aalto which included how to activate students learning within a classroom. This blog posts navigates an introduction into active learning and basic gaming methods, then giving examples of storylines used within … Continue reading To Game Or Not To Game? Gamification in Learning.
If you love technology and dogs like me, then you’ve probably at some point wondered how to combine the two. With Arduino modules becoming ever more affordable and accessible, this blog post gives an account of using Passive Infrared (PIR), ultrasound and Infrared (IR) range sensors with these microcontrolers to enable technology to detect their … Continue reading How to Build Dog Detection Systems with Arduino
The field of animal-computer interaction (ACI) studies how to create interfaces and methods that allow animals to use technology. This one-day workshop held in ATLAS at The University of Boulder Colorado explored the field of ACI, focusing specifically on dog-computer interaction (DCI) and how to design dog-computer products that address the needs, wants and limitations … Continue reading University of Colorado Boulder Workshop: Designing Technology for Dogs
After 3 years of ACI conferences, this was the first year ACI has branched out forming its own conference supported by ACM. With two workshops over the first day, full and short papers, extended abstracts and posters this year’s ACI2016 conference brought out the experts in the new and upcoming field of animal computing. This … Continue reading International Conference on Animal Computer Interaction (ACI) 2016