ThanatoFenestra: Photographic family altar supporting a ritual to pray for the deceased

Daisuke Uriu, Naohito Okude

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Abstract

"ThanatoFenestra" is a family altar designed for people to remember the deceased and pray for them, which displays the images of the deceased depending on a candlelight's movement by burning aroma oil for cleansing their spirits like using incense sticks. In this paper, we define why we made the ThanatoFenestra deriving from Japanese traditional Buddhist rituals, describe how it works technically, suppose how to use it by two scenarios, and discuss how it will be able to make a new Japanese ritual surrounding death.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2010 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Pages422-425
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 15
Event8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2010 - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 2010 Aug 162010 Aug 20

Publication series

NameDIS 2010 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems

Other

Other8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2010
CountryDenmark
CityAarhus
Period10/8/1610/8/20

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Keywords

  • Buddhism
  • Buddhist altar
  • death
  • design
  • digital photo frame
  • interaction design
  • memory
  • mortality
  • photography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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Uriu, D., & Okude, N. (2010). ThanatoFenestra: Photographic family altar supporting a ritual to pray for the deceased. In DIS 2010 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (pp. 422-425). (DIS 2010 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems). https://doi.org/10.1145/1858171.1858253