Digital technologies provide uniquely flexible media with the potential to transform human communication. They offer new ways to capture, modify and project communicative actions (words, gestures, expressions). This creates the potential for new forms of interaction, new forms of mutual-engagement and new forms of human ‘language’. My research applies models of human communication -drawn mainly from Psychology and Sociology- to understanding these processes. It uses technology both as an experimental tool for the study of interaction and as an application area for testing and developing theories of interaction.
Dialogue Experimentation Toolkit. (EPSRC). New tools for
fine-grained experimental studies of human dialogue.
Democratising Technology (AHRC & EPSRC). Using performance to
help people envisage social and technological change.
Walford: analysing interaction in one of the internet's oldest
MAGIC: Multimodality and Graphics in Interactive Communication (ESRC/EPSRC) Analysing the use of graphics as a medium of communicative exchange.
ROSSINI: Role of Surface Structure Information In Dialogue (EPSRC) The organisation and interpretation of clarification requests in dialogue.
Engaging Collaborations (EPSRC) Mutual-engagement and creativity in musical improvisation.