Art, Exhibition and Interaction within Distributed Network
Edited by Jillian Hamilton
Published by ACID - Australasian CRC for Interaction Design
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"An elegant eclectic
collaboration of theories, philosophies and practices, Intimate Transactions intrigues and
Combining well-written articles and beautiful and surreal,
glossy imagery, Intimate Transactions explores the potential of interaction within
multi-user environments through the presentation of different perspectives on an artistic and
technological collaboration led by new media artist Keith Armstrong.
This beautifully crafted book provides insights into the design
and development of the new media work entitled Intimate Transactions from the
perspectives of the visual, sound and performance artists, and the furniture, spatial and
technology systems designers who collaborated in its production. They discuss their design
philosphies, working processes, resolution and exhibition of this major new media artwork.
to this text is one of fascination and envy."
The essays on production are accompanied by the analysis of
writers from the fields of art history, performance and Human Computer Interaction. Their
essays consider how new media artworks like Intimate Transactions challenge
traditional understandings of art, installation and exhibition experience because of the need
to take into account interaction, performativity, inter-site collaboration, co-presence and
the reconfiguration of space. They also anticipate how the innovations of this project might
be incorporated into other fields such as Computer Supported Cooperative Work, virtual
environments and networked communication.
Intimate Transactions is an outcome of one of ACID's primary research agendas: exploring the potential of interaction
within multi-user environments, and represents the product of ten years of effort to build
critical mass and capacity for Australia's creative industries.
Read the review by Ann McLean from M/C Reviews...