Back talk : an auditory environment for co-presence in television viewing
Author(s)Colaç̦o, Andrea B. (Andrea Brazilin Immaculate Danielle)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.
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Video content is being consumed in a host of new ways - viewers are no longer restricted to same-time or same-place viewing. However, the experience of watching content with a group is inherently a sociable one, and often desirable despite the physical distribution of group members. This thesis introduces Back Talk, a system designed to create a sociable television watching experience. We enhance television viewing with an auditory environment around a viewer - constructed from engagement and audio streams of co-viewers in the viewer's micro-social network. We have explored and leveraged the richness of audio to convey presence of remote viewers via a novel framework for capturing and translating engagement of an individual in the viewer's micro-social network into a set of audio cues that are played spatially around the viewer. This work presents the implementation scheme we used, and it also discusses results of a user study that was conducted to examine the impact and effectiveness of the Back Talk system.
Thesis (S.M. in Media Technology)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2010.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 71-75).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.