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Curating the Digital

Space for Art and Interaction

  • David England
  • Thecla Schiphorst
  • Nick Bryan-Kinns
  • Offers a multi-disciplinary

  • understanding of collaboration between art and science

  • Maximises readers insights

  • into the issues around curating digital art from many perspectives

  • Examines the challenges of how to assess and measure audience’s reactions to interactive digital work


Part of the Springer Series on Cultural Computing book series (SSCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David England
    Pages 1-7
  3. Clare Brennan, Donna Holford-Lovell
    Pages 21-30
  4. Andrew M. Webb, Andruid Kerne, Rhema Linder, Nic Lupfer, Yin Qu, Kade Keith et al.
    Pages 73-87
  5. Jeni Maleshkova, Matthew Purver, Tim Weyrich, Peter W. McOwan
    Pages 107-123
  6. Jeni Maleshkova, Matthew Purver, Tim Weyrich, Peter W. McOwan
    Pages 125-147
  7. N. Partarakis, M. Antona, C. Stephanidis
    Pages 167-179
  8. Deborah Turnbull Tillman, Mari Velonaki
    Pages 181-201
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 203-205

About this book


This book combines work from curators, digital artists, human computer interaction researchers and computer scientists to examine the mutual benefits and challenges posed when working together to support digital art works in their many forms. In Curating the Digital we explore how we can work together to make space for art and interaction. We look at the various challenges such as the dynamic nature of our media, the problems posed in preserving digital art works and the thorny problems of how we assess and measure audience’s reactions to interactive digital work.

Curating the Digital is an outcome of a multi-disciplinary workshop that took place at SICHI2014 in Toronto. The participants from the workshop reflected on the theme of Curating the Digital via a series of presentations and rapid prototyping exercises to develop a catalogue for the future digital art gallery. The results produce a variety of insights both around the theory and philosophy of curating digital works, and also around the practical and technical possibilities and challenges. We present these complimentary chapters so that other researchers and practitioners in related fields will find motivation and imagination for their own work.


Digital Art Digital Curation Human Computer Interaction Interaction Design Performance Art

Editors and affiliations

  • David England
    • 1
  • Thecla Schiphorst
    • 2
  • Nick Bryan-Kinns
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceLiverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.School of Interactive Arts and TechnologySimon Fraser UniversitySurreyCanada
  3. 3.School of Electronic Engineering and Computer ScienceQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK

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