Interactive installations as performance: Inspiration for HCI

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This paper identifies a theoretical framework of interactive installations as inspirational artistic probes for humancomputer interaction (HCI). It develops interstices of interactive installations by drawing from new media and digital art. Performance studies provides key terminology - in constitutive, epistemic, and critical characteristics of performance - to illustrate how interactive installations can reference their audiences' social and cultural contexts and foster physical and emotional engagement, and influence critical thinking. This overlaps with HCI concerns but provides an approach that originates in the art-based community, highlighting the relevance of interactive installations to HCI. This connection and the inspirational role of interactive installations are discussed and supported by examples. Copyright 2014 ACM.

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TEI 2014 - 8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, Proceedings

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