The third time research paper tutorial is with Jonathan.I explained my initial idea of research paper and some new example which I found.He thought “Voice Tunnel”and “Which is your brass voice?” are good example to compare.He told me the communication theory,sender like artist,message is artwork and receiver is audience.He said now the role of sender,message and receiver are change.This was inspire me.Before this tutorial,I always focus on the message part.I think with the change of art form,sender,receiver and how they send message become important.Some time how they send message,how receiver’s response of message are more essential than message per se.Jonathan also recommended modernism and postmodernism to me,suggested me look at their concept.I think I have some new idea after this tutorial,it is very helpful.Besides,I think I can continue to look at some voice interactive artwork and compare them.
The “Water Light Graffiti” is a surface made of thousands of LED illuminated by the contact of water. You can use a paintbrush, a water atomizer, your fingers or anything damp to sketch a brightness message or just to draw. Water Light Graffiti is a wall for ephemeral messages in the urban space without deterioration. A wall to communicate and share magically in the city. More pictures and details on Digitalarti : http://bit.ly/O2v7aw
I remember in about 2010,I had watched a exhibition of The Creators Project.There had a interactive artwork which audiences can control the computer to paint in the air by their hand.It was common technology now.But i don’t like it after I interactive with it.Although it is completely new technology to me at that time,but I don’t think it is a nice artwork.Because I thought it is more like a technology show than a artwork.The screen and painting were mess that combine every audiences’ engagement.It was lack of visual aesthetics because most audience are neither trained about art nor know how to draw.
But look at this Water Light Graffiti,I think this is a nice piece.Compare with that work,this one is use audiences’ untrained painting skill to interactive as well.But this one you can see,even the painting is mess,but it is within aesthetics.The big difference between these two works is artist consider how to present painting.Water Light Graffiti is smartly use LED light to display painting,those small light dot are interesting.Besides,using water as media is creative.The aesthetics of this work is display on the process of engagement.
This is second time research paper tutorial with Jane.I explained my further idea to her.I intend to investigate the changing role of aesthetics and investigate how artist control the uncontrollability of aesthetics of interactive artwork.And I showed her some example which I found,such as ADA,Rafael Lozano’s work.
Jane thought this topic is interesting.But she thought some example I found is not suitable for my research because it is not digital art.Like ADA,she like this example,but it look more fine art not digital art.She suggested me to find some example which is digital interactive art would be helpful for me to further.Then she also recommended couple of books to me.Like “Digital Aesthetic”,”Aesthetics of interaction in digital art” etc.In the end,she suggested me write down the content base on the topic and example.