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Confucius Computer: Bridging intergenerational communication through illogical and cultural computing


Khoo, ET and Cheok, AD and Liu, W and Hu, X and Marini, P and Saksen, V and Jiang, J and Duh, B, Confucius Computer: Bridging intergenerational communication through illogical and cultural computing, Virtual Reality, 15, (4) pp. 249-265. ISSN 1434-9957 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s10055-009-0146-x


Confucius Computer is a new form of illogical cultural computing based on the Eastern paradigms of balance and harmony. The system uses new media to revive and model ancient Eastern and Confucius philosophies and teachings, presenting them in new contexts, such as online social chat, music and food. Based on the model of Eastern mind and teaching, the system enables users to have meaningful social network communication with a virtual Confucius. The Confucius Computer system offers a new artistic playground for interactive music-painting creation based on our Confucius music filters and the ancient model of Cycles of Balance. Confucius Computer also allows users to explore the traditional Chinese medicine concept of Yin-Yang through interactive recipe creation. Detailed descriptions of the systems are presented in this paper. Our user studies showed that users gave positive feedbacks to their experience of interacting with Confucius Computer. They believed that this media could improve intergenerational interaction and promote a sense of calmness.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Cultural computing, Intergenerational communication, Illogical computing, Confucius
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Duh, B (Professor Henry Duh)
ID Code:89958
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-20
Last Modified:2014-12-23

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