Volume 12(1), 2016-05, 1—4

Human–Technology Choreographies: Body, Movement, and Space

Antti Pirhonen
Department of Teacher Education
University of Jyväskylä

Kai Tuuri
Department of Music
University of Jyväskylä

Cumhur Erkut
Department of Architecture, Design & Media Technology
Aalborg University
Copenhagen, Denmark

In interaction design and related disciplines, the focus of research tends toward technological objects rather than the movements relating to interacting with the objects. Even when movements are considered, the emphasis is placed on their instrumental value, that is, how movements have direct effect on the functions of technology. However, the emphasis of this thematic issue of Human Technology rests upon the design and use of technological objects. In other words, we, as editors of this special issue, were looking for submissions that emphasized intentional human movement in the physical and social lifeworld in which humans encounter technological and virtual artifacts.