Emotional interactions: audience encounters with virtual personas and robots

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  • Tracking Emotions

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  • Emotional interactions: audience encounters with virtual personas and robots

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  • Abstract

    In 2004 I wrote a conference paper called ‘Talk to me: getting personal with interactive art’ exploring the emerging subjectivity and agency of interactive art works. New technologies such as robotics, computer graphics and animation techniques, combined with sensing technologies and automated ‘artificial intelligence’ programming, enable art works to ‘come to life’ and interact with audiences demonstrating sophisticated life-like behaviours. These new art works don’t just sit passively in the gallery waiting to be looked at, they actively engage the audience, interacting with them in real time, talking to them and positioning them as interactive social partners not just as mere observers.
    As a curator and theorist my interest in the interaction between audiences and these lively and life-like interactive gallery entities, has continued with an ongoing investigation and analysis of the various strategies artists use in creating interactive art works and the ways that audiences respond to them.

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