Enhancing abstract imaginations of viewers of abstract paintings by a gaze based music generation system

Tatsuya Ogusu, Jun Ohya, Jun Kurumisawa, Shunichi Yonemura

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Abstract

The purpose of abstract painters is to let viewers get the various images and abstract images. However, viewers who do not have enough knowledge of art, cannot easily get abstract images. The authors have proposed a music generation system that utilizes viewers’ gazes. It can be expected that the authors’ music generation system can prompt the viewer of abstract paintings to imagine abstract images, which the painter intended to express. This paper explores whether the authors’ music generation system can enhance abstract imaginations of persons who see abstract paintings, by subjective tests. Experiments using 19 subjects and eight abstract paintings were conducted for the two cases in which the subjects see the abstract paintings without hearing any music and while hearing the viewers’ gaze based music generated by the authors’ system. Experimental results imply that “hearing gaze based music” could enhance the viewers’ abstract imagination.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages457-464
Number of pages8
Volume9173
ISBN (Print)9783319206172
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 2015 Aug 22015 Aug 7

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9173
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period15/8/215/8/7

Keywords

  • Gaze behavior
  • Imagination
  • Music
  • Paintings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Ogusu, T., Ohya, J., Kurumisawa, J., & Yonemura, S. (2015). Enhancing abstract imaginations of viewers of abstract paintings by a gaze based music generation system. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 9173, pp. 457-464). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9173). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20618-9_46