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