STUDIO FOR NARRATIVE SPACES is a collective of creative practitioners at City University of Hong Kong School of Creative Media who work with neuroscientists, roboticists, performers, designers, architects to tell immersive stories and grasp how human behaviors are shaped by environmental storytelling. We investigate the way modifications of physical and virtual spaces affect human perception and behavior, in the context of the way people frame interactions with machines in narrative form.
Traditional media rely on one-directional influences such as a video or book to evoke emotional responses, but interactive media instead rely on the participant's own intrinsic motivation to affect the experience, creating a more immersive experience that is also more likely to create actionable changes. These interactive strategies lie at the core of our fascination with the way humans collaborate with, and are influenced by, machines in the context of the environment. This research will investigate the way humans interact with current technologies, collaboratively, and in different spatial contexts, using four main technical arrangements: smart homes, artificial intelligence, immersive media (VR), and robotics. This follows from the PI’s previous publications and research outputs that focusses on these four main aspects of human, machine and environmental interaction.
More information could be found in our website https://recfro.github.io/
Principal Investigator: RAY LC
Co-Investigator: Lam Miu Ling