News on the MagicShoes project

At the 2018 meeting of the International Multisensory Research Forum in Toronto Canada

Presenting our work on how walking sounds can be used for altering the perception of body and the space around the body, emotional state, physical activity and self-other interactions

Kristi Kuusk presented her project MagicLining on e-textiles today at Centre Pompidou Paris

A collaboration with our team at MAGICSHOES as part of Vertigo STARTS residencies!

See her presentation together with Frederic Bevilacqua, team member of MAGICSHOES

We welcomed Kristi Kuusk for her second STARS residence period with her project MagicLining on e-textiles

In the Magic Lining project Kristi works with the MagicShoes team trying to alter people’s self-perception from the INSIDE of the garment they wear. She will present the project next week at Centre Pompidou Paris! You can see the video of our collaboration process here . MagicLining is part of the Vertigo Starts Residencies program.

See some news on our paper "Listening to a conversation with aggressive content expands the interpersonal space"

Reads the features in the magazines “Neuroscience news” (in English) and “Investigación y ciencia” (in Spanish).

A collaboration with Eleonora Vagnoni and Flavia Cardini.

Patricia Rick, PhD student at Universidad Loyola Andalucía, has been awarded a SEPEX scholarship to help running and disseminating her studies in the context of MAGICSHOES

The title of the awarded project is: Psychological Factors Involved in Participation in Physical Activity in Physically Inactive Population and Contemplation of Technological Support in its Treatment.

The second annual meeting of MAGICSHOES took place! this time at two locations, London and Seville.

February 2018

The new Wiley Handbook of Human Computer Interaction, to which we have contributed, is now online.

Check our chapter on “Principles for Designing Body-Centered Auditory Feedback” (Chapter 18)

https://www.wiley.com/en-us/The+Wiley+Handbook+of+Human+Computer+Interaction+Set-p-9781118977279

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781118976005

See the summary of presentations of some of our team members at the World Usability Day in Tallinn, Estonia

Presentations by Aleksander Valjamae and Ana Tajadura from the MAGICSHOES project, as well as a great presentation by artist Kristi Kuusk leading the Magic Lining project

Check also the interviews from the three of us here:

Come and join our team at the World Usability Day in Tallinn, Estonia, on 10th November 2017

This 4 day event includes a full day of FREE conferences from 8 UX professionals on 10th of November. Three of the speakers will be members of the MAGICSHOES team.

Following the conference on the 11th and 12th, we are running the two-day workshop entitled Magic! in which we will explore ideas around the topics of MAGICSHOES and the project MagicLining, a collaborative project between MAGICSHOES and artist Kristi Kruuk.

Magic! Is a rapid prototyping exploratorium on the intersection between neuroscience research on mental body-representation, human-computer interaction and real-life applications.

VERTIGO STARTS call for artistic residences in the context of MAGICSHOES

MAGICSHOES project was selected for the program of Artistic Residencies 2017 of the VERTIGO STARTS European project. We are very excited that Artist Kristi Kuusk will soon join our team. Her project Magic Lining, was selected  by an international jury of experts, because its high potential to contribute in a strong way to the innovation of the research project MAGICSHOES.

25-5-2017 Presenting our white paper at the GETAMOVEON SYMPOSIUM – LONDON 2017

Paper title: “Going beyond motivation! A framework for design of body-aware technologies for supporting physical activity where mobility is restricted”

15-5-2017 Exciting work on "Skill Learning and Interactive Music Technology" will be presented and discussed at NIME2017. Come and join us!

Workshop co-organized by Baptiste Caramiaux, Frédéric Bevilacqua, Andrew McPherson, Marcelo M. Wanderley and Ana Tajadura-Jimenez. MAGICSHOES will be one of the projects presented.

20/21 Feb 2017 MAGICSHOES Kick-off meeting at Universidad Loyola Andalucía

Our fantastic team! On the front: Aneesha Singh, Mercedes Borda Más, Francisco Cuadrado, Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze, Aleksander Valjamae, Ana Tajadura-Jiménez. On the back: Frédéric Bevilacqua.

Magicshoes were part of the "You Have Been Upgraded" event, at the London Science Museum

A festival of human enhancement (Photo by Temi Olugbade ©)