How Are We Connected? Measuring Audience Galvanic Skin Response of Connected Performances

Chen Wang, Xintong Zhu, Erik Geelhoed, Ian Biscoe, Thomas Röggla, Pablo Cesar

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Abstract

Accurately measuring the audience response during a performance is a difficult task. This is particularly the case for connected performances. In this paper, we staged a connected performance in which a remote audience enjoyed the performance in real-time. Both objective (galvanic skin response and behaviours) and subjective (interviews) responses from the live and remote audience members were recorded. To capture galvanic skin response, a group of self-built sensors was used to record the electrical conductance of the skin. The results of the measurements showed that both the live and the remote audience members had a similar response to the connected performance even though more vivid artistic artefacts had a stronger effect on the live audience. Some technical issues also influenced the experience of the remote audience. In conclusion we found that the remoteness had little influence on the connected performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems
EditorsS. Fairclough, A. Holzinger, A. Otero, A. Pope, H.P. da Silva
PublisherSciTePress
Pages33-42
Number of pages9
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-758-197-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event3rd International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 27 Jul 201628 Jul 2016
http://www.phycs.org/

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period27/07/1628/07/16
Internet address

Keywords

  • Performing Arts
  • Audience Engagement
  • Galvanic Skin Response

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