Title: Research Challenges for Future Digital Lifestyles


Lecturer: Sidney Fels



Communication and computing technology is advancing at an accelerated pace. Humans are finding it difficult to keep pace with these changes, and yet these new technologies are supposedly made for the benefit of humans. The Human Communication Technology (HCT) Research Laboratory researches a number of key issues which put people "back in the loop" and allow us to communicate experiences to computer systems and each other more effectively. In this presentation I'll introduce a number of research projects being pursued at the HCT and MAGIC labs that deal with human experience and expression. Our research on modeling human behaviour for medical and musical expression goes hand-in-hand with research on new types of 3D displays, persuasion and gaming. Together, this forms the basis of an emerging digital lifestyle that will be the basis of the next wave of information technology that I will be discussing.