Introduction intimate transactions : art, exhibition and interaction within distributed network environments
Hamilton, Jillian G. & Lavery, Peter D. (2006) Introduction intimate transactions : art, exhibition and interaction within distributed network environments. In Hamilton, Jillian G. (Ed.) INTIMATE TRANSACTIONS: Art, Exhibition and Interaction within Distributed Network Environments. ACID (Australasian CRC for Interaction Design), Brisbane Australia, pp. 2-11.
An Introduction to a book entitled, INTIMATE TRANSACTIONS: Art, Exhibition and Interaction within Distributed Network Environments
The introduction considers the questions of the broader book. ie: What contributes to the design, production and curation of successful new media art? What are the implications of exhibiting it across dual sites for artists, curators and participant audiences? Is it possible to create an 'intimate transaction' between people who are separated by vast distances but joined by interfaces and distributed networks? Centred on a new media work of the same name by the Transmute Collective, Intimate Transactions provides insights from multidisciplinary perspectives. Visual, sound and performance artists, furniture designers, spatial architects, technology systems designers, and curators who collaborated in the production of Intimate Transactions discuss their design philosophies, working processes and resolution of this major new media work. Analytical and philosophical essays by international writers complement these writings on production. They consider how new media art, like Intimate Transactions, challenges traditional understandings of art, curatorial installation and exhibition experience because of the need to take into account interaction, the reconfiguration of space, co-presence, performativity and inter-site collaboration.
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