Affective Particles

Installation Feb 06, 2016
Affective Particles - HOT'16 Exhibition


Affective Particles (2016) is an interactive installation which resulted from my dissertation research into Affective computing. Affective Particles is an experiment into the potential effects or experiences which could result from the introduction of emotion into Human-computer Interaction.


Affective Particles utilises OpenCV’s blob and contour detection to identify users hands and body. This allows the user to directly interact and affect the particle system depending on the velocity of the user's movements. Resulting in the particle system reacting with apparent positive or negative emotion dependent on this velocity.

Affective Particles - concept video


(2016) Affective Particles was exhibited at Plymouth University HOT'16 exhibition

Shaune Oosthuizen

Shaune's work manifests in the bisection of art, design and technology, producing experimental transdisciplinary projects. Such as interactive installations, machine-learning and immersive experience.