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Computer simulations of F-formations

Kavin Preethi Narasimhan (Computer Science, QMUL)
Tue, 04/12/2012 - 16:00
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The sociological notion of F-formations denote the spatial configurations that people assume in social interactions; and an F-formation system denotes all the behavioural aspects that go into establishing and sustaining an F-formation between people. Kendon (1990) identified some of the geometrical aspects of such F-formations that have to do with the spatial positions and orientations of interlocutors. In this talk, I will be presenting some of our two-dimensional and three-dimensional simulations that are based on Kendon's geometrical aspects of F-formations. Discussions will also extend to the evaluations carried out on the simulations by participants during a pilot study, their outcomes and implications.


Kendon A. Conducting Interaction: Patterns of Behavior in Focused Encounters. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.