Freaky: Collaborative Enactments of Emotion

Lucian Leahu, Phoebe Sengers

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The field of CSCW is increasingly drawing on theories and approaches from feminist philosophy of science. To date such efforts have focused on understanding users and their practices. We present a research prototype showing that feminist theories can lead to novel design solutions. Freaky is a mobile, interactive system that collaborates with its users in the enactment of emotion. Informed by the feminist literature, the system introduces a novel approach to emotion: designing for human-machine co-production of emotion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing : CSCW'15 Companion
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-2946-0
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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