Multi-sensory Materiality - Expanding Human Experience and Material Potentials with Advanced HoloLens Technologies and Emotion Sensing Wearables

Multi-sensory Materiality - Expanding Human Experience and Material Potentials with Advanced HoloLens Technologies and Emotion Sensing Wearables

Authors:

Farr, Marcus and Macruz, Andrea

Abstract:

What is the current state of human/material perception relative to advanced architectural technology? What sensory experiences are possible, and how are they designed and deployed? What happens when advanced HoloLens technologies are used in conjunction with wearable emotion-sensing technologies to connect people with deeper sensory experiences relative to materiality and space? Does this offer a heightened pedagogical perspective when teaching architecture? This paper responds to these questions by expanding on and critiquing a small scale digitally augmented project created in an academic setting. The project focuses on relationships between technology and human sensory experience relative to specific augmented and sensorial engagements. It employs an overlap of HoloLens technology to make and enhance the design experience and wearable emotion sensors to evaluate the human experience.