Emergence in Interactive Art

  • Jennifer Seevinck

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

Table of contents

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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 179-182

About this book


This book is concerned with emergence, interaction, art and computing. It introduces a new focus for emergence in interactive art: the emergent experience. Emergence literature is discussed and an organising framework, the Taxonomy of Emergence in Interactive Art (TEIA) is provided together with case studies of digital, interactive art systems that facilitate emergence. Evidence from evaluations of people interacting with the works is analysed using the TEIA. Artworks from across the world are also reviewed to further illustrate the potential for emergence.

Interactive art is, itself, still a young domain where audience influence, or interaction with the work is a defining aspect. Emergence in Interactive Art explores the rich opportunities for interactive experiences of digital art systems that are provided by looking through a ‘lens’ of emergence. And what better way to explore these potentials than through the open-ended domain of emergence, with its inherent affinity to the natural world? Through an integrated approach of practice, research and theory this book reveals design and analytical insights relating to emergence, interaction and interactive art to benefit artists, researchers and designers alike.


emergence interaction design interactive art new media practice based research

Authors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Seevinck
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  1. 1.Faculty of Creative IndustriesQueensland University of Technology BrisbaneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-45199-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-45201-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-9056
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-9064
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