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Chapter 4: Site-Specific Performance, Narrative, and Social Presence in Multi-User Virtual Environments and the Urban Landscape

Sermon, P & Gould, C 2013 'Chapter 4: Site-Specific Performance, Narrative, and Social Presence in Multi-User Virtual Environments and the Urban Landscape', in: Harrison, D (ed.), Digital Media and Technologies for Virtual Artistic Spaces, First Edition, Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global), Hershey PA, USA, pp.46-58.

Abstract

This chapter brings together the practice-based creative research of artists Charlotte Gould and Paul Sermon, culminating in collaborative interactive installations for urban screens that investigate new forms of social and/or political narratives in site-specific urban environments. The authors’ current creative practice looks specifically at the concepts of social presence and performance and attempts to bridge two remote locations either virtually (using online virtual environments such as Second Life) or in the physical space through mixed reality techniques and interfaces that allow the public to direct the narrative and creative outcomes of the artwork.

Notes

Emerging new technologies such as digital media have helped artists to position art into the everyday lives and activities of the public. These new virtual spaces allow artists to utilize a more participatory experience with their audience. 

Digital Media and Technologies for Virtual Artistic Spaces brings together a variety of artistic practices in virtual spaces and the interest in variable media and online platforms for creative interplay. Presenting frameworks and examples of current practices, this book is useful for artists, theorists, curators as well as researchers working with new technologies, social media platforms and digital culture. 

 

Authors

SEEK Members

Editor:

Non-SEEK Editors

Dew Harrison

Publication Details

Book/Publication Title
Digital Media and Technologies for Virtual Artistic Spaces

Edition
First Edition

Pagination
46-58.

Publisher
Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global)
Hershey PA, USA.

ISBN
978-1-4666-2961-5.