Post About “Making Interactive Art: Set the stage, then Shut up and Listen”

The article is a comparison between interactive work and interactive artwork. The main differences explained by the author are that interactive work is an experience or device made with the purpose of having a conversation with the user, in other words, the creator looks for a specific action of the user. In the other hand, Interactive artwork is about letting the users explore and interpret the experience and the artist should focus on the user’s reaction to his art.

My takeaway of this article is that I learned to differentiate between interactive artwork and interactive work. Several times, during this course, I have build machines without not even knowing what I want from the user. This has caused some of my projects ended up having an ambiguous interaction. Now,  the first question  that I am going to ask myself before starting assignment will be ” Is this interactive work or interactive artwork?”

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