What if our digital interfaces read and responded to our body gestures?

Research suggests that a huge percentage of meaning is derived from nonverbal behavior: Our Body Language. This includes body gestures, facial expressions, and eye movements. Kinetic Cuisine is a gestural interface for cooking that amplifies the memories and sensualities that make cooking one of our most intimate and deeply cultural experiences. It is a speculative system that learns and responds to the user’s body gestures while preparing food in the kitchen.

The project exists at two intersections: the sweet spot between the conscious and subconscious, and the blurry line between functional and emotional feedback.

Keywords : gestural interactions, kinaesthetics, interactive systems, natural interactions, future kitchens

This project is part of the completion of an MFA Thesis in the Graduate Media Design Program at Art Center College of Design.

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