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a real-time data visualization projected on a physical table that aims to augment the developing verbal dialog by displaying a representation of conversation to all people present. the visual graph on the table demonstrates turn-taking, domination, interruption & activity throughout a conversation.

the Conversation Clock uses tick marks along concentric rings. just like a clock, each ring contains a single minute of tick marks. the inner rings represent earlier times in the history of the conversation. each mark is colored according to the microphone from which input was received & sized to indicate the amplitude of the associated waveform. as a result, phenomena like activity & turn-taking become easy to observe, such as people not speaking versus dominating the conversation, or aspects such as interruption, silences, and argument also make visual impressions on the table.

[link: uiuc.edu & uiuc.edu (PDF, 471KB)|thnkx Andrea]





I wonder how this display of the conversation of people would look as a kind of 3D-Hologram.

Imagine visualizing, not only hearing, our language in the coming 3d-Cyberspace.

This invention could be one of the steps leading to this fascinating world of the future.

Tue 30 Oct 2007 at 8:17 PM

Yeah this looks pretty exciting. Being able to visualize verbal patterns could be useful for interviewing as well, amongst many other applications.

Sat 03 Nov 2007 at 10:55 AM
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