Readings for Interactive Digital Media
These readings will provide some background and explanation of the definition and history of interactive art.
Please read the first three articles for Wednesday morning's discussion. Please read the Vierkant, Hook, and Robertson articles before Thursday.
The Bishop article is an interesting view of how the art world sees the New Media Art world and digital aspects of art, in general. I found it worth reading, and it's not long. The Suchman article is from early in the history of human-machine interaction and discusses the difficulty of using actions to communication plans and intentions.
The Quarenta and Stern books are good reads if you are interested in pursuing the field further, but ithey are not required for this course. Both are available as low-cost e-books.
- Edmonds, Turner, and Candy, "Approaches to Interactive Art Systems", ACM, 2004.
- Muller, Edmonds, "Living Laboratories: Making and Curating Interactive Art", SIGGRAPH Electronic Art Catalog, 2006.
- Ascott, "Behaviorist Art and the Cybernetic Vision", in Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality, 2002.
- Vierkant, "The Image Object Post-Internet, 2010.
- Robertson, Designing an Immersive Environment for Public Use, ACM PDC 2006.
- Hook, Sengers, Andersson, "Sense and Sensibility: Evaluation and Interactive Art", SIGCHI 2003.
- Bishop, "Digital Divide", Artforum, 2012.
- Suchman, Plans and Situated Actions: The problem of human-machine communication, ISl-6, Xerox Parc, 1985.
- Domenico Quarenta, Beyond New Media Art, LINK Editions, 2013.
- Nathaniel Stern, Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance, Glyphi Limited, 2013.