Niclas Kaiser, 2021

How I becomes We

Christoffel Kuenen

Working across design, psychology and mathematics, ‘How I becomes We’ experiments with new forms of networked social interaction. The experiences of social distancing and vast use of online-communication has put focus on the digital experience of ‘we’, the sense of togetherness in close and psychologically intimate interaction online. A several scientific disciplines are taking steps towards complexities, networks and AI-methods that allow for uncertainty, this international and interdisciplinary venture has great need for explorations based on methods and aims within artistic research, mainly how the ‘we’ emerges and can be brought to different expressions by adjusting the digital systems that connect people. We will develop a prototype interactive installation for artistic research allowing researchers and the public to experience forms of social and physiological connection through digital interaction. The project will encourage artistic researchers to contribute to and make use of these tools for co-constructing digital intersubjectivity. 

Research Team: Niclas Kaiser, PhD. Associate Professor at Department of Psychology, Umeå University, David Risberg, research engineer, Umeå Institute of Design, Eric Libby, PhD. Associate Professor at IceLab and Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Umeå University.