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Act/React: Interactive Installation Art
     

Act/React: Interactive Installation Art

by George Fifield (Contribution by), Judith S. Donath (Contribution by), Joseph D. Ketner II (Introduction), ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art (Produced by), ASPECT Staff (Produced by)
 

Playful, intuitive, a first of its kind—Act/React: Interactive Installation Art makes its world premiere at the Milwaukee Art Museum from October 4, 2008, through January 11, 2009. Showcasing a growing body of contemporary art that is visitor-dependent—without the use of specific interfaces like keyboards or touchscreens—this exhibition of

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Playful, intuitive, a first of its kind—Act/React: Interactive Installation Art makes its world premiere at the Milwaukee Art Museum from October 4, 2008, through January 11, 2009. Showcasing a growing body of contemporary art that is visitor-dependent—without the use of specific interfaces like keyboards or touchscreens—this exhibition of motion-driven installation art empowers visitors to exercise their creativity and act on their curiosity. Act/React features the work of six pioneers of responsive art (including an Academy Award-winning Jurassic Park special effects designer) in the Museum’s famous Calatrava-designed galleries.
    The Act/React DVD/catalogue, coproduced by the Milwaukee Art Museum and ASPECT, documents this first totally interactive art exhibition. The catalogue includes an introduction by Joseph D. Ketner II, coordinating curator, and illustrated essays by George Fifield on the history of interactive art and by Judith Donath on the social ramifications of interactivity.  

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“If in the last century the crisis of representation was resolved by new ways of seeing, then in the twenty-first century the challenge is for artists to suggest new ways of experiencing. Through interactivity, contemporary artists mirror, distort, and confuse the audience’s experience not of representation but of reality itself. This is contemporary art about contemporary existence.”—George Fifield

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981520810
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
10/22/2008
Edition description:
1, includes DVD
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

George Fifield is founding director of Boston Cyberarts, Inc. and its renowned Cyberarts Festival. Judith S. Donath, formerly associate professor at the MIT Media Lab, is known internationally for pioneering research in social visualization, interface design, and computer-mediated interaction. Joseph D. Ketner II is former chief curator of the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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