Art and Interaction: Some Reflections

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  • 1. Art and Interaction: Some Reflections David England Liverpool John Moores University
  • 2. Art and Interaction • Wet and Sticky • Unmasking 3 • HCI Fun • Reflections
  • 3. Wet and Sticky
  • 4. Unmasking 3 From To
  • 5. HCI Fun
  • 6. Reflections - influences • The changing influences on HCI • psychology, sociology, philosophy • But how to include interactive art ? • Melding theory and practice of New Media with HCI vs. the usability model • Engagement and enjoyment
  • 7. Reflections Process • Studying new media practice • Predominance of prototyping as an opened ended exploratory process • The role of New Media Curators • documenting the process
  • 8. Reflections Collaboration • Models of Collaboration • Researchers, equal partners, subcontractors, observers • Curators bringing the partners together • Exhibition design, audience understanding, linking in art theory and history • Mutual agreeing beneficial goals
  • 9. Reflections Tensions • Tensions between author and audience e.g. Manovich • There are a variety of responses artists want which may conflict with HCI • Viewers, listeners, touchers, audience-as- artists • What are the artist’s goals?
  • 10. Reflections Measuring • Web art - an area neglected by HCI • Similarly advanced tools • "The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it." Carl Rogers • But that doesn’t stop people trying • So what are the appropriate methods?
  • 11. Reflections Education • Education - HCI in Art and Design • Missing with a few notable exceptions (RCA) • What would HCI for Art and Design look like?
  • 12. Thanks • Wet and Sticky, Tunde Cockshott, Kevin Waite and John Patterson; • Unmasking3, Ola Bamgboye, Marie-Anne McQuay, Maria Brewster, Daniel Tai, Liverpool World Museum, Tom Trevor (Spacex); • HCI Fun, Josh Nimoy, Caen Botto, Simon Poulter, Marta Ruperez, FACT, Matt Philp.
  • 13. Questions • A New Media and Performing Arts Community Proposal for CHI2011? d.england@ljmu.ac.uk