Kiss Controller is an experimental art project in which users control a bowling game by moving their tongues while kissing. Kiss Controller explores the notion of the “intimate interfaces” that engages users in the emotional experience of a kinetic act through intimate interaction. Inspired by technology developed for disabled computer-users, Kiss Controller contrasts with typical embodied game systems, such as the Wii and Kinnect, by leveraging a novel interface to create a unique and subtle experience distinct from typical video gameplay.
Hye Yeon Nam is a digital media artist working on audio, video, robotic installation. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology and holds an M.F.A. in digital media from the Rhode Island School of Design. She foregrounds the complexity ofsocial relationships by making the familiar strange, and interpreting everyday behaviors in unexpected ways. Her work has been broadcast on the Discovery Channel (Canada) and LIVE TV show Goodday Sacramento, published in Leonardo Journal and featured in Wired, Makezine, Bussiness Insider, Slashdot, Engadget, and among other publications. Sam Mendenhall is a master's student in human-computer interaction in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research covers tabletop, AR (artificial reality), and graphics.