Envisioning Transhuman Communication Research: Speculative Human Augmentation Technologies and Fictional Abstracts

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Abstract

Throughout human history, communication has evolved and diversified t hrough v arious m eans, f rom natural languages to modern forms like video and virtual reality. Now, a paradigm shift, transhumanism, is proposing the integration of machines and computers into the human body to augment individuals physically, sensorily, cognitively, and emotionally. In this pictorial, we examine How can we approach the design of transhuman technologies for communication? and How might future research examine their impact on communication? For this, we conducted co-speculation workshops to identify design opportunities, and based on them, created fictional a bstracts envisioning future research. Our work contributes a set of design speculations and a range of thought-provoking research ideas that will foster discussions about probable pitfalls and benefits of transhuman technologies in the future of communication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTEI 2024 - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
ISBN (Electronic)979-8-4007-0402-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2024
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction - Cork, Ireland
Duration: 11 Feb 202414 Feb 2024
Conference number: 18

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
Country/TerritoryIreland
CityCork
Period11/02/2414/02/24

Keywords

  • communication
  • fictional abstracts
  • human-technology integration
  • speculative design
  • Transhumanism

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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