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Crafting interactive systems: learning from digital art practice

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Robyn Taylor, Dr Guy Schofield, Dr Jonathan Hook, Dr Karim Ladha, Professor John Bowers, Emeritus Professor Pete Wright



To create digital art, skillsets from a variety of disciplines are combined to form a finished aesthetic product. An artist may engage in hybrid practice, building his/her own technologies, or may collaborate with specialized technicians to form a creative team. This workshop will bring together participants from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, including art, music, design, and engineering to explore how the technological aspects of digital art function not merely in service to artistic considerations but rather, have creative and communicative value in their own right. We will discuss how explicit valuation of technical process in interdisciplinary design affects the experience of digital art creation, and explore how technology itself is and can be aestheticized in digital art practice. We will use these concepts to frame an investigation of how engagement with digital art practice can be used to enrich HCI.

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Author(s): Taylor R, Schofield G, Hook J, Ladha K, Bowers J, Wright P

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: CHI EA 2013: Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Year of Conference: 2013

Pages: 3223-3226

Date deposited: 18/06/2013

Publisher: ACM


DOI: 10.1145/2468356.2479652

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781450319522