Idea Pitch

IDEA PITCH IN 5 SECONDS 

“Hug Me” aims to conceptualize an interactive multimedia installation that creates ambiences according to how people hug.

 

IDEA PITCH IN 30 SECONDS

 “Hug Me” aims to conceptualize an interactive multimedia installation that creates ambiences according to how people hug. Using sensors on a mannequin, we will try to understand different kinds of hugging based on arm positions and strength. Around the place where the person and the mannequin are, video shall be projected and sounds shall be played according to each kind of hugging.

IDEA PITCH IN 120 SECONDS

What is the feeling in the essence of a hug? Love? Happiness? Can it be just a social behavior?

“Hug Me” aims to conceptualize an interactive multimedia installation that creates ambiences according to how people hug.

Using sensors on a mannequin, we shall try to understand different kinds of hugging based on users arms position and strength. Around the place where the person and the mannequin are, video shall be projected and sounds shall be played according to each kind of hugging. These videos shall represent the sensations or feelings behind each hug.

The installation consists of a mannequin with sensors, an Arduino board, a computer, a video projector, speakers and a projection screen. When the user hugs the mannequin data from the sensors shall be passed to the computer by the Arduino board. According to the data, the computer projects the audiovisual content.

The sensations and feelings that may be behind a hug will be defined by a questionnaire given to a human behavior psychiatrist. Along with this, we shall study the body language of a hug with a dance teacher and a theater choreographer. With this analysis, we aim to understand what are the different ways of hugging and the feeling behind each one. The video and audio will be conceptualized and recorded according to the conclusions of this study.