Empathetic Interactive Music Video Experience

Lee, Myunghee and Kim, Youngsun and Kim, Gerard

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Empatheater is a video playing system that is controlled by multimodal interaction. As the video is played, the user must interact and emulate predefined “events” for the video to continue on. The user is given the illusion of playing an active role in the unraveling video content and can empathize with the performer. In this paper, we report about user experiences with Empatheater when applied to musical video contents.