Home ANNUAL SUMMITS 2010 Summit Taxonomies, documentary collections and replay archives: The documentation and research of interactive artworks at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research.

Taxonomies, documentary collections and replay archives: The documentation and research of interactive artworks at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research.


Katja Kwastek © DOCAM 2010

Jour 1, Session 4

Katja Kwastek (formerly Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research., Linz)

 

One focus of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research. was the research and documentation of interactive artworks. Interactive art denotes a broad and controversial spectrum of artistic concepts that have to be approached from a variety of perspectives, to do justice to the importance of different possible manifestations and experiences of the interaction process. The goal was to develop a differentiated vocabulary for the description, comparison and analysis of interactive artworks as well as to pursue exemplary case studies of individual works. This presentation will discuss several approaches to the documentation and analysis of interactive art, including a survey of the Ars Electronica holdings and case studies of Tmemas 'Manual Input Station' and Blast Theory's 'Rider Spoke'.

 

 

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Katja Kwastek is an art historian. From 2006 to 2009, she worked at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research. in Linz (Austria), where she directed the research projects on Interactive Art and acted as vice-director since 2008. Before, she worked as assistant professor at the art history department of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and was a Visiting Scholar at the Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI). Her research focuses on digital media art, and she is currently finishing a book on the aesthetics of interaction in digital arts. She has curated exhibition projects, lectured widely and published many books and essays, including "Ohne Schnur. Art and Wireless Communication", Frankfurt (2004).

 

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Tmema, The Manual Input Workstation (2004-2006): Documentary collection