The Club of the Future: Participatory Clubbing Experiences

Thomas Röggla, Sergio Cabrero, Demosthenis Katsouris, Zhiyuan Zheng, Amritpal Singh Gill, Jack Jansen, Judith A. Redi, Pablo Cesar Garcia, David A. Shamma

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This article showcases our effort to explore the music club of the future. We present the development and results of an end-to-end system which enhances the club-going experience through the use of wearable technology. Each party guest wearing one of the wristbands actively contributes to the overall experience with their movement and location patterns. The system collects acceleration data from each of the attendees in real-time and feeds it into a pluggable network infrastructure, which processes the data, affecting the environment via data visualization or controlling of the light and sound system of a curated space within the club. Finally we describe the results of a two night, 450 person per night deployment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationExplore, Innovate, Inspire
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
VolumePart F127655
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-4656-6
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventACM CHI 2017 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 6 May 201711 May 2017


ConferenceACM CHI 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver, CO


  • Activity recognition
  • Bluetooth le
  • Cultural experiences
  • Design
  • Sensors
  • Shared experiences
  • Ubiquitous computing


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