[ISEA2011] Paper: Almila Akdag Salah & Ben A.M. Schouten – Cybernetic Serendipity Revisited: Interaction, Play and Fun from the Universe of Electronic Art to Metaverse


Keywords: participation, interaction, open-ended game design, metaverse, oSNS, deviantArt

From its first introduction onwards, the concept of cybernetics spread widely through many branches of academy and percolated into the everyday life soon after. Even today, it continues to affect our social and cultural life greatly. In this paper, we will trace the impact of cybernetics on electronic art, and how this impact resonates with 21st centuries’ social online networks and metaverses in the idea of participation, co-creation, and constant flux.

  • Dr. Almila Akdag Salah, New Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Ben A.M. Schouten, Eindhoven University, the Netherlands, Industrial Design Department

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