Title: Audience-artwork interaction

Authors: Hanna K. Schraffenberger; Edwin Van der Heide

Addresses: Media Technology Research Group, LIACS, Leiden University, Niels Bohrweg 1, 2333 CA Leiden, The Netherlands; Augmented Reality Lab, Royal Academy of Art, Prinsessegracht 4, 2514 AN Den Haag, The Netherlands ' Media Technology Research Group, LIACS, Leiden University, Niels Bohrweg 1, 2333 CA Leiden, The Netherlands

Abstract: Interactive art is of great relevance to the arts, sciences and technology alike. A common interest among researchers of different disciplines, practising artists and art institutes is the interaction between audience and artwork. This paper introduces the term 'audience-artwork interaction' to facilitate research in this field and raises the question: how can we describe the interaction between audience and artwork? We discuss relevant research such as definitions and taxonomies of interaction, classifications of interactive systems and audience behaviour studies. A working definition of audience-artwork interaction is established. Furthermore, a model which describes interaction as a dialogue between the audience and a dynamic work is presented. We identify possible future directions and point out the need for models which describe the audience and artwork's actions and reactions as well as the relationships among them.

Keywords: interactive art; audience-artwork interaction; dialogue model; interaction models; interaction definition; classification; interaction taxonomy; categorisation; HCI; media art; archiving; audience behaviour; artwork.

DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2015.069550

International Journal of Arts and Technology, 2015 Vol.8 No.2, pp.91 - 114

Available online: 25 May 2015

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