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Thesis Info

LABS ID
00020
Title
Expanded Media: Interactive and Generative Processes in New Media Art
Author
Sam Woolf
2nd Author
3rd Author
Degree
PhD
Year
2005
Number of Pages
300
University
University of Sussex
Thesis Supervisor
Yvonne Rogers
Supervisor e-mail
Other Supervisor(s)
Phil Husbands.
Language(s) of Thesis
English
Department / Discipline
Interact Lab, Informatics.
Languages Familiar to Author
English
URL where full thesis can be found
Keywords
interactive, generative, new media, sound, cinema, film, sculpture, expanded, robotic
Abstract: 200-400 words
In this thesis I explore the use of generative and interactive processes in NewMedia Art. More specifically, I will look at how the form, content and perception of artworks and media systems are influenced when, primarily through the useof information technology, new aspects such as interactivity and generative processes are introduced. I shall consider how the various aspects of this effectmanifest themselves in diverse media, from art installation and sculpture, to music, cinema and software art. As well as investigating some of the theoreticalissues involved, and the methodology and practice of artists both contemporary and historical, I have also attempted to open out and further explore this areathrough the creation of new works of my own that attempt to use interactive and generative processes in novel and interesting ways that expand ourunderstanding and use of New Media forms.