“eTree” by Maurice Benayoun (2015)

treegrowSpectators interact and respond to the e-Tree, which aggregates affective reactions over a sustained period of interaction. The concept supports the exploration of “affective feedback loops” where a participant’s response to dynamic artwork determines changes and development that occur within the artwork, to which the participant then also responds. The responses of the viewers of the installation are captured using cameras and microphones, which feed CALLAS components that produce affective interpretations of those responses. The affective input is combined into a dimensional affective model(according to the PAD temperament model) which then drives the growth and branching of the tree.

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