What if interfaces Would share part of our body? (Vortragssprache ENG)


Pedro’s work asks the question: what if interfaces would share part of our body? Pedro has materialized these ideas by creating interactive

systems and artworks based on electrical muscle stimulation. These devices use part of the wearer’s body for output, i.e., the computer can

output by actuating the user’s muscles with electrical impulses, causing it to move involuntarily. The wearer can sense the computer’s activity on their own body by means of their sense of proprioception. Pedro’s wearable systems have shown to increase realism in VR, provide a novel way to access information through proprioception, and serve as a platform to experience and question the boundaries of our sense of agency.


Pedro Lopes is a PhD graduate from Prof. Baudisch’s Human Computer Interaction Lab at the Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany. Pedro’s work is published at top-tier conferences (ACM CHI &UIST) and demonstrated at venues such as ACM SIGGRAPH and IEEE Haptics. Pedro has received the ACM CHI Best Paper award for his work on Affordance++, Best Talk Awards and several nominations. As part of his research, Pedro has exhibited at Ars Electronica 2017, Science Gallery Dublin and World Economic Forum in San Francisco. His work also captured the interest of media, such as MIT Technology Review, NBC, Discovery Channel, NewScientist or Wired.

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Center for Human Computer Interaction der Universität Salzburg
Techno 5, Jakob-Haringer-Straße 8, 5020 Salzburg


eine Stunde – Impus ca. 20 min, Dialog ca. 40 min.

Einblick und Dialog im Spannungsfeld: Kunst, Forschung, Material.

subnetTALK ist ein offenes Dialogformat. subnet lädt Künstler*innen und Forscher*innen ein, einen Impuls zu Themen im Spannungsfeld Kunst, Material und Forschung zu geben. Dieser Impuls ist Grundlage für den folgenden Dialog. Beides – Impuls wie Dialog werden von FS1 aufgezeichnet und gesendet. Rüdiger Wassibauer moderiert den Dialog.

subnetTALK ist eine Kooperation zwischen dem Center for Human Computer Interaction (Uni Salzburg) und subnet.

Follow the links to see the past. subnetTALK(s) – vimeo.com (2011 – 2017)