Research Repository

See what's under the surface


From director's cut to user's cut: to watch a brain-controlled film is to edit it (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Ramchurn, R., Martindale, S., Wilson, M. L., & Benford, S. (in press). From director's cut to user's cut: to watch a brain-controlled film is to edit it. doi:10.1145/3290605.3300378

Introducing interactivity to films has proven a longstanding and difficult challenge due to their narrative-driven, linear and theatre-based nature. Previous research has suggested that Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) may be a promising approach but... Read More

Sensory Alignment in Immersive Entertainment (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Marshall, J., Benford, S., Byrne, R., & Tennent, P. (2019). Sensory Alignment in Immersive Entertainment. doi:10.1145/3290605.3300930

When we use digital systems to stimulate the senses, we typically stimulate only a subset of users' senses, leaving other senses stimulated by the physical world. This creates potential for misalignment between senses, where digital and physical stim... Read More

Failing with style: designing for aesthetic failure in interactive performance (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Hazzard, A., Greenhalgh, C., Kallionpää, M., Benford, S., Veinberg, A., Kanga, Z., & Mcpherson, A. (in press). Failing with style: designing for aesthetic failure in interactive performance. doi:10.1145/3290605.3300260

Failure is a common artefact of challenging experiences, a fact of life for interactive systems but also a resource for aesthetic and improvisational performance. We present a study of how three professional pianists performed an interactive piano co... Read More

fNIRS and Neurocinematics (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Ramchurn, R., Maior, H. A., Wilson, M. L., Martindale, S., Benford, S., & Cai, M. (2018, October). fNIRS and Neurocinematics. Poster presented at fNIRS2018