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2017/07/18

The Special meeting of EMP Colloquium Series

Prof. Christa Sommerer & Prof. Laurent Mignonneau, Professor, Interface Cultures at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria will lecture in the EMP Colloquium Series. It is valuable opportunity, we welcome all participating.

Date and Time: July 19 (Wed.), 2017, 15:00-17:00

Room: Nomad-type Laboratory, Empowerment Studio, Dai-San Area, University of Tsukuba

Speaker: Prof. Christa Sommerer & Prof. Laurent Mignonneau (Professor, Interface Cultures at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria)

Title: ”Interactive Art- Between Participatory Strategies and Interaction Design”

Abstract: Artists and designers in the area of interactive art have been conducting artistic research in human-machine interaction for a number of years now. Interaction and interface design have not only had their roots in human computer engineering but have also seen parallel developments in media art. With products of interactive technologies increasingly spreading into our private and professional lives, it is interesting to see where early notions of interactivity and user participation came from and how artists over the past 40 or more years have already looked at the merits of audience involvement in their artistic work. In this lecture artistic and social notions of interactivity will be addressed and specific examples of the artistic works by Sommerer and Mignonneau as well as the Interface Cultures Department at the University of Art in Linz will be presented.

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