Evoking gesture in interactive art

Morrison, Ann, Mitchell, Peta and Viller, Stephen A. (2008). Evoking gesture in interactive art. In: Proceeding of the 3rd ACM international workshop on Human-centered computing. 2008 ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Vancouver, Canada, (11-18). 27-31 October 2008. doi:10.1145/1462027.1462030

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Author Morrison, Ann
Mitchell, Peta
Viller, Stephen A.
Title of paper Evoking gesture in interactive art
Conference name 2008 ACM International Conference on Multimedia
Conference location Vancouver, Canada
Conference dates 27-31 October 2008
Proceedings title Proceeding of the 3rd ACM international workshop on Human-centered computing
Journal name MM'08 - Proceedings of the 2008 ACM International Conference on Multimedia, with co-located Symposium and Workshops
Place of Publication New York, U.S.A.
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1145/1462027.1462030
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781605583037
Start page 11
End page 18
Total pages 8
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
In this paper, we describe an interactive artwork that uses large body gestures as its primary interactive mode. The artist intends the work to provoke active reflection in the audience by way of gesture and content. The technology is not the focus, rather the aim is to provoke memory, to elicit feelings of connective human experiences in a required-to-participate audience. We find the work provokes a diverse and contradictory set of responses. The methods used to understand this include qualitative methods common to evaluating interactive art works, as well as in-depth discussions with the artist herself. This paper is relevant to the Human - Centered Computing track because in all stages of the design of the work - as well as the evaluation - the focus is on the human aspect; the computing is designed to enable all-too-human responses.
© 2008 ACM.
Subjects E1
970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
190205 Interactive Media
1902 Film, Television and Digital Media
Keyword Memory
Artist Perspective
Art Installation
Interaction Design
Bodily Gesture
Ludic Engagement
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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