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Liisa Torikka
MEDIA LAB
1980, FINLAND

SOOTHSAYER
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Soothsayer is a novel television user interface that provides the viewer with programmes that suit his or her mood. The viewer sits in a chair integrated with a television that measures his or her physical reactions, such as heartbeat, movement, and the rate of breathing. Based on these measurements, the interface analyses the viewer’s state of mind and offers suitable TV programmes. If the viewer feels energetic, the programmes are wild and exciting. Soothsayer knows what you want! You only need to sit down and Soothsayer chooses the programmes for you!

Biography
Liisa Torikka studied new media at the Media Lab of the University of Art and Design Helsinki, focusing on interactive audio-visual narrative and future media solutions. She has an M.Sc. in computer science. In the past five years, she has worked on numerous research and development projects, such as the European Union’s Mobilife and Eureka’s Enabling Community Communications – Platforms and Applications. She also participated in the “Joutsenen jäljillä” (“in the Swan’s wake”) sailing project organised by the Sail Training Association Finland, which resulted in an art exhibition of the same name, displaying art inspired by the voyage around South America. Torikka currently designs and implements interfaces based on the latest technology for her employer VBS Net.
Contact information
+358 50 434 9522
ltorikka(at)uiah.fi
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