Title: Interactive multimedia installation art development using recycled input and sensing devices

Authors: Ioannis Deliyannis

Addresses: Department of Audio and Visual Arts, Interactive Arts Laboratory, Ionian University, Plateia Tsirigoti 7, 49100, Corfu, Greece

Abstract: Contemporary interactive art-technology projects often employ diversified and complex sensing mechanisms. As sensor integration introduces increased hardware cost, engineering and time constraints, artists are either forced to limit the intended project's functionality, increase its budget or allow more time for development. This work introduces the recycled sensor replacement (RSR) approach, designed to enable the use of alternative sensing mechanisms that conform to the original system input-specification demands. In other words, sensors sourced from various devices may be reprogrammed and reused within new interactive projects. The efficiency of the approach is demonstrated via practical application over a number of interactive new-media art case studies presenting scenarios of varying complexity. Clearly, artists are presented with a novel sensor-development approach that offers design flexibility and cost reduction.

Keywords: interaction; multi-sensory input; interactive multimedia; recycled sensors; sensor reuse; inexpensive sensors; installation art; new media arts; recycled input devices; recycling; alternative sensing; design flexibility; cost reduction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2016.077235

International Journal of Arts and Technology, 2016 Vol.9 No.2, pp.108 - 125

Received: 28 Nov 2013
Accepted: 18 Sep 2014

Published online: 25 Jun 2016 *

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