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Thesis Info

LABS ID
00035
Title
New Images for a New Medium - a case study of SITO Interactive Arts website
Author
Lenara Verle
2nd Author
3rd Author
Degree
Master of Arts in Communication
Year
1999
Number of Pages
163
University
PUCRS - Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
Thesis Supervisor
Flavio Vinicius Cauduro
Supervisor e-mail
Other Supervisor(s)
Language(s) of Thesis
portuguese (selected chapters available in English)
Department / Discipline
Communications
Languages Familiar to Author
portuguese, english, spanish, french, italian
URL where full thesis can be found
www.lenara.com/papers/sito.doc
Keywords
Interaction, Internet, WWW, art, collaborative art, interactive art.
Abstract: 200-400 words
This study investigates the ways in which interaction occurs between different participants in the process of creation and appreciation of interactive art on the Internet. This is accomplished through a case study of the Sito group website. Information about the group’s interactive art projects was collected from its institutional web pages and from its two discussion forums. The author’s personal experience was reported, thus aknowledging the particular point of view that permeated the study, and providing an example of a participant’s experience. The interaction processes observed were described and analysed using the Grounded Theory. A rich and diversified process of interaction was found to exist between the Sito participants, exhibiting different forms and contents, ranging from the very simple to the more complex.