To appear in: Proceedings of HUC 99 (International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing). Karlsruhe, Germany, September 27-29. Poster presentation.

The ChatterBox

Johan Redström, Patricija Jaksetic and Peter Ljungstrand
PLAY: Applied Research on Art and Technology
The Viktoria Institute, Box 620, 405 30 Göteborg, SWEDEN

Abstract. The ChatterBox generates and presents texts based on written text material produced in an office. The idea is to create an alternative view of what is being done, that might serve as inspiration to think about existing material in new ways, as an incitement for informal discussions, as a piece of art, or just as a kind of dynamic wallpaper. In order to fulfil these aims and still not increase information overload, we aimed at making the ChatterBox an instance of calm technology, designed to remain in the background of our activities. In this paper, we describe the ChatterBox concept with some initial experiences and future research directions.



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