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A VJ Centered Exploration of Expressive Interaction

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jonathan Hook, Dr John McCarthy, Mr S Taylor Taylor, Emeritus Professor Pete Wright, Professor Patrick OlivierORCiD


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This paper identifies key themes of expressive interaction for VJs. VJs are visual artists who use digital media to express themselves to an audience during a live audio- visual performance. Those designing for the expressive use of technology can gain insight from an articulation of expressive interaction from the perspective of VJ practice. This is developed using a novel qualitative methodology designed to be sensitive to the subtle and tacit nature of expression. We detail our methodology, present the results of its application to a group of VJs and conclude with a discussion of the implications our findings may have for those wishing to design for VJs, or those in related domains that involve expressive interaction with technology.

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Author(s): Hook J, Green D, McCarthy J, Taylor S, Wright P, Olivier P

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 29th Annual International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)

Year of Conference: 2011

Pages: 1265-1274

Publisher: ACM Press


DOI: 10.1145/1978942.1979130

Notes: Paper Acceptance Rate 410 of 1,532 submissions, 27%

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ISBN: 9781450302289