The Aesthetics of Interaction and Behavior: Caesura in Marina’s Garden: Interactive Narrative as a Drama of Responsibility and Interruption

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Session Title:

  • Critical Interaction Design Sessions: The Aesthetics of Interaction and Behavior

Presentation Title:

  • The Aesthetics of Interaction and Behavior: Caesura in Marina’s Garden: Interactive Narrative as a Drama of Responsibility and Interruption

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Abstract:

  • In my presentation, an interactive installation, Marina’s Garden, which is currently in its development phase, is studied as an example of research-based practice -case focusing on narrative, poetic and dramatic aspects of interactive design. Marina’s Garden is a multilayered narrative space, physical as well as virtual, following an associative poetic structure. The work challenges the participant viewer to become a subject of responsibility in an intimate relationship with the poet, Marina. In my presentation Emmanuel Levinas’s thoughts on dialogue and responsibility and poetic notions on caesura are looked at as conceptual background for creating the conditions for an intimate narrative experience in the art work. With my presentation I want to emphasize, that in the interactive drama the role of the
    participator should be considered as a position enabling such an agency, which can lead the person to become aware of his or her responsibility for the development of the narrative and its characters rather than just creating a sense of heroic freedom in a fictive world.

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