Digest of Papers. First International Symposium on Wearable Computers (1997)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Oct. 13, 1997 to Oct. 14, 1997
Flavia Sparacino , MIT Media Lab
Alex Pentland , MIT Media Lab
Glorianna Davenport , MIT Media Lab
Wearable computers offer the street performer powerful tools with which to create innovative experiences for the audience. As wearable technology moves computation from the desktop onto the user's body, it provides an invitation to free performance from the indoor stage, bringing a new adaptive richness to the mobile world of street theater. We find it therefore compelling to explore several application contexts in which wearable technology enhances, extends and creates new examples of street performance. In this paper we offer a taxonomy of different genres of street performance and we describe how the wearable computer transforms, augments and enriches the traditional form in an original and witty manner.
wearable computers, augmented performance, street theater
G. Davenport, A. Pentland and F. Sparacino, "Wearable Performance," Digest of Papers. First International Symposium on Wearable Computers(ISWC), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 1997, pp. 181.