Ambient Intelligence? Experiential Qualities of Reactive Environments

Jan Torpus, Christiane Heibach, Andreas Simon

Keywords: atmosphere, ambient intelligence, ubiComp, internet of things

Our living ambiances are about to change their structural character in a decisive way: Intelligent technologies are increasingly invading our traditionally stable and static habitats and turn them into responsive environments with additional technology driven dynamcis – such intelligent ambiences seem to be the future of our everyday life environment. Their design and their impact on our bodily experience is still an open research field, in which ‘atmosphere’ and ‘ambience’ seem to become core notions that demand new models of the human-environment relationship. Our current artistic research project tries to model a responsive environment in which people can explore and experience the epistemological and behavioural impact of new technologies.