[ISEA2010] Paper: Jiun Jhy Her & Jim Hamlyn – Challenging Interactivity in Public Space


Digital interactive art often demands a certain level of physical involvement in order to fully realise the artwork. Such an approach engages the audience and successfully provokes greater sensory awareness. However, the question of whether audiences are able to obtain Meaningful Experiences through predominantly physical interaction with art installations initiated this research.

In previous studies (Her and Hamlyn 2009, 2010), the authors selected Taipei and Kaohsiung MRT systems (Mass Rapid Transit) as the major research spaces and defined the research questions:

  1. What experience does the audience obtains through interaction with the art installations?
  2. How do audience experiences evolve?
  3. How meaningful are these experiences?
  • Jiun Jhy Her (UK) is a graphic designer, artist and a Ph.D. candidate. Since 2007, he has been studying at Gray’s School of Art. His doctoral study has been focusing on the interactivity between the audience and digital interactive arts in public space.
  • Jim Hamlyn (UK) is an artist and lecturer and has exhibited in such countries as Japan, Spain, Thailand and the USA. His work incorporates a range of approaches from public sculpture to interactive media and the moving image.

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