Feeling something without knowing why: Measuring emotions toward archetypal content

Huang Ming Chang, Leonid Ivonin, Wei Chen, Matthias Rauterberg

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Abstract

To enhance communication among users through technology, we propose a framework that communicates 'pure experience.' This framework can be achieved by providing emotionally charged communication. To initiate this undertaking, we propose to explore materials for communicating human emotions. Research on emotion mainly focuses on emotions that are relevant to utilitarian concerns. Besides the commonly-known emotions like joy and fear, there are non-utilitarian emotions, such as aesthetic emotions, which are essential to our daily lives. Based on Jung's theory of collective unconsciousness, we consider archetypal content as a new category of affective stimuli of non-utilitarian emotions. We collected pictures and sounds of the archetype of the self, and conducted an experiment with existing affective stimuli of utilitarian emotions. The results showed that archetypal content is potential to be a new category of affective content. It is promising to explore other affective content for further studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Subtitle of host publication5th International ICST Conference, INTETAIN 2013
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages22-31
Number of pages10
Volume124 LNICST
ISBN (Print)9783319038919
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event5th International ICST Conference on Intelligent Technologies for InteractiveEntertainment, INTETAIN 2013 - Mons, Belgium
Duration: 3 Jul 20135 Jul 2013

Conference

Conference5th International ICST Conference on Intelligent Technologies for InteractiveEntertainment, INTETAIN 2013
CountryBelgium
CityMons
Period3/07/135/07/13

Keywords

  • Affective computing
  • Archetypal content
  • Non-utilitarian emotion

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