Open-ended art environments motivate participation

Morrison, Ann and Viller, Stephen and Mitchell, Peta (2011) Open-ended art environments motivate participation. In: 8th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE 2011), 8-11 Dec 2011, Lisbon, Portugal.


In this research we observe the situated, embodied and playful interaction that participants engage in with open-ended interactive artworks. The larger project from which this work derives [28] contributes a methodological model for the evaluation of open-ended interactive artwork that treats each work individually and recognises the importance of the artist intent and the traditions from which the work derives. In this paper, we describe this evolving methodology for evaluating and understanding participation via three case studies of open-ended interactive art installations. This analysis builds an understanding of open-ended free-play non-narrative environments and the affordances these environments enable for participants. Copyright 2011 ACM.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 03:42
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2017 04:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: common-sense language; ethnomethodology; HCI; installation art; interaction design; interactive art; open-ended; play
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1145/2071423.2071479

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