Presenting the paper: Candle Shadow Display for Ambient Communication Delivery
Authors: Tuomas Lappalainen, Ashley Colley, Jenine Beekhuyzen, Jonna Häkkilä
Abstract: Candles are widely used in the home environment to create an intimate atmosphere, and they are often lit when thinking of a loved one. We took this as inspiration to create a natural candle based display for emotional communication. We demonstrate a display created by the shadows cast by a candle, which is placed on motorized candle stand. When the user receives a text message containing an emoticon, the candle stand rotates so that a corresponding shadow image is produced. The demonstration utilizes an Android based app which connects via Bluetooth to the candle stand, and employs a vocabulary of four emoticons and a question mark.