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 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
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
On the 26th May, 2016, in Dublin, Measuring Behavior hosted a workshop on Animal Computer Interaction (ACI) (previously blogged). The workshop was organised by Myself, Anton Nijholt, Patricia Pons and Adrian D. Cheok. The aims of this Symposium were twofold. Firstly we wanted to introduce the topic animal-computer interaction in the Measuring Behavior community with the … Continue reading ACI at Measuring Behaviour 2016
In March earlier this year, Steve North published an article on horse-computer interaction ‘Do Androids dream of electric steeds?: the allure of horse-computer interaction’ as part of his work on HABIT: Horse Automated Behaviour Identification Tool. As someone new to the area of horse-computer interaction, I got in contact with Steve to find out more about … Continue reading Finding out about Horse-Computer Interaction
Written by Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas & Michelle Westerlaken ~ Researchers in ACI As PhD students, we often struggle with the reading and interpretation of theoretical concepts we come across during our research. Both of us, Ilyena and Michelle, have recently been reading about Karen Barad’s theory of agential realism and intra-action. A really though piece of theory … Continue reading A Conversation about Intra-actions in Animal Computing
Earlier this year in October Annika Geurtsen, Maarten H. Lamers and Marcel Schaaf wrote a Springer journal article for Entertainment Computing (ICEC 2015) on a case study to see if ‘Interactive Digital Gameplay Can Lower Stress Hormone Levels in Home Alone Dogs’. This exploratory work focuses on measuring cortisol levels in dogs, which has been … Continue reading Can Interactive Digital Gameplay Lower Stress Hormone Levels in Home Alone Dogs?
On the 13th of July, British Human Computer Interaction 2015 (BHCI’15) hosted a workshop on Animal Computer Interaction (ACI) coined ACI@BHCI’15, in Lincoln, England. This workshop had talks from previously well known ACI researchers as well as fresh researchers within the field. The workshops hosted two activities, ‘Bad Design in ACI’ by Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas and … Continue reading ACI@BHCI 2015
The First International Congress on Animal Human Computer Interaction On the 11th of November, the Advanced Computer Entertainment (ACE’14) Conference took place in Funchal (Madeira) hosting the first international conference on Animal Computer Interaction (ACI). Unlike previous ACI gatherings, this one played host to a mixing pot of ideas and frameworks which aimed to put formats into a … Continue reading AHCI ACE’14