Hiroki Kobayashi



Art Works:



Writings and Presentations:


Title: Wearable Forest Clothing System: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction
Writing Type: Paper
Author(s):
Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 2009: BioLogic: A Natural History of Digital Life
Abstract/Summary/Introduction:

Wearable Forest is a garment that bioacoustically interacts with distant wildlife in a remote forest through a networked remote-controlled speaker and microphone. It expresses the unique bioacoustic beauty of nature and allows users to interact with a forest in real time through a network to acoustically experience a distant forest soundscape, thus merging humans and nature without great environmental impact. This novel interactive sound system can create a sense of unity between users and a remote soundscape, enabling users to feel a sense of belonging to nature even in the midst of a city. This paper describes the theory of interaction between the Human and the Biosphere through the design process of the Wearable Forest concept.

[Download PDF]