Date: January 15, 2015
The importance of body language is immense – a huge amount of meaning can be conveyed through this non verbal communication. But how aware are we of our own body language? Many of these gestural cues go unnoticed, either because they are too subtle or too numerous to take into account. Cuescape is the first tool that allows you to visualise body language. You can stand in front of it and practice a speech, and in real time it will record and analyse how your non verbal communication is coming across. This information is displayed in our Cuescape maps – rich graphical representations of how you were speaking, that can be reviewed after your performance and used to better choreograph the way you hold yourself.
We were also interested in exploring how our Cuescape system can be used to disrupt traditional media. We took a famous scene from The Godfather, and analysed the body language to create a new type of encoded media. From the map, it is possible to see the overall sternness of the actor, punctuated by animated gestures of tension and emotion. This was transformed into a physical landscape, with the texture and movement allowing the reader to run their hands down the slope and gain an understanding of the non verbal communication in the scene.
How a map is generated.
Visual and tactile map generated from the Godfather movie.