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Meaningful engagement: computer-based interactive media art in public space.

Her, Jiun-Jhy; Hamlyn, Jim

Authors

Jiun-Jhy Her

Jim Hamlyn



Contributors

Fay Huang
Editor

Reen-Cheng Wang
Editor

Abstract

Interactive technologies, including electronic devices are increasingly being utilized as a medium for artistic expression and have been placed in freely accessible public environments with mixed results. When audiences encounter computer-based interactive media arts in a public space they are drawn by various interactivities, to play and experiment with them. However, whether the audience is able to gain a meaningful experience through those physical interactivities has remained an issue of both theoretical and practical debate. This paper will focus on these aspects, most specifically through the study of interactive art in freely accessible public space. The author proposes four new conceptual/analytical tools for examining the subject. It is anticipated that this paper will provide possible alternative strategies for both artists and art researchers in this field with a purpose to enhance intellectual engagement with their audiences, so as to succeed in leading interactors to obtain meaningful experience and rewards.

Start Date Sep 24, 2009
Publication Date Dec 31, 2010
Publisher Springer (part of Springer Nature)
Pages 17-24
Series Title Lecture notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Series Number 30
ISBN 9783642115769
Institution Citation HER, J.-J. and HAMLYN, J., 2010. Meaningful engagement: computer-based interactive media art in public space. In Huang, F. and Wang, R.-C. (eds.) Arts and Technology: revised selected papers from the proceedings of the 1st International conference on arts and technology (ArtsIT 2009), 24-25 September 2009, Yi-Lan, Taiwan. Lecture notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, 30. Berlin: Springer [online], pages 17-24. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_3
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_3
Keywords Interactive art; Media art; Public art; Meaningful engagement

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