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Asreen Rostami

About me

Asreen Rostami has a PhD in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Her current research is centred around Security of IoT devices as part of the Securing Things project at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. She has joined RISE SICS on 2020 by way of an ERCIM postdoctoral fellowship. 

Asreen's PhD research at Department of Computer and System Sciences (DSV) focusesed on Mixed-Reality Performances and how interactive technologies can be designed for interactive performance, audience participation as well as performers interaction. Her current research looks at the immersive performance, performers interaction with respect to technology such as VR, IoT, Bio-Data and mobile interface.

 

My Google Scholar profile can be found here.

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Publications

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  • Interweaving Technology

    2020. Asreen Rostami (et al.).

    Thesis (Doc)

    This thesis builds on the growing interest in studying interactive performances within the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Interaction Design (IxD). The overarching goal of this research is to investigate how creative teams and artists can incorporate interactive technologies into their artistic productions. This thesis draws on four empirical studies of interactive performances carried out in collaboration with artists, performers, and designers. These studies focus on: (i) investigating scenarios of sensor-based and bodily tracking technologies in interactive performances, (ii) investigating how professional guitar players experience and express the smart qualities of a smart guitar in their artistic practices, (iii) investigating the audience's sense of immersion in a mixed-reality performance through introducing the concept of friction, and (iv) exploring frictions as a design resource in sketching scenarios of performances with VR. Two main methodological approaches were used throughout this research: Research through Design (RtD) and performance–led research in the wild. Beyond the result of these investigations, this thesis also presents the following contributions. First by presenting insights and knowledge generated through explorations of the incorporation of interactive technologies in performances through ideation, through studies of technology in use, and through design activities. This includes discussions around artists’ and audience members’ experience of technology including novel opportunities of interaction and participation, their collaborative roles and their agency and control within artistic productions. Second, by introducing friction as a Strong Concept to analyse interactions within a mixed-reality performance and to discuss how immersion is experienced throughout such performances. Finally by further developing the concept of friction through the collaborative design and staging of a novel mixed-reality performance.

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