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elizabeth furani + history of interface 9/22


2) What is the relationship between our senses and the interface?

Power and Play
Participation versus Interaction
Proximity and Manipulation
Strategies of Seduction
Remembering, Forgetting, and Reconstructing

these were the various themes brought up in dinkla's article. play is used as a multi-sensory experience where we have to strategize. participation with much of the interactive art listed throughout history have involved not only our sight but our hearing and touch. these allow us to explore our surroundings and communicate with one another. participatory experiences we have because we recall them in our memory through mementos of sight and sound or taste. one artist that i wanted to bring up in example of this was A-Volve by Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau. they used hand movements and touch to create interaction between the viewer and the sea creatures. each one had specific aspects or characteristics and each viewer could have more control of the outcome. in a lot of ways the interface is purely multisensory because it is creative. and the creative process involves awareness of psychological, emotional, sensations, and experience.


#3 What future modes of interaction can you imagine?

i can imagine video cameras projecting people's bodies onto a sculpture that has no gender or real definition to it, and having sound involved in this the person/sculpture could interact with others and people could have conversations with this sort of living thing. that is one mode of interaction i can envision, where we are not just talking to computers but we are talking to humans through computers in real time not just from computer to computer but from video to person to person.