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Audience and Participants: One Rock

  • Stuart Reeves
Part of the Human-Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Abstract

In this chapter we examine interaction with and around an augmented reality device situated in a public art installation. The device itself, crafted in the form of a seaside telescope, overlays video data upon large bottles located on a structure close-by. The study of this device elaborates, through a series of vignettes, a number of key themes that form the initial basis of the framework. The analysis introduces two main ‘roles’ of ‘participant’—those engaged with the device—and ‘audience’—those spectating upon this engagement or just present in the general locality of the One Rock exhibition—with particular concern for how that audience experiences participant interactions. In understanding the audience experience of participant interactions, this chapter will look at the way in which manipulations of the device are revealed and augmented for the audience, but correspondingly how the effects of those manipulations are hidden from them. This foreshadows how manipulations and effects may be hidden or revealed in various combinations to achieve certain results. In this case, it is suggested that such a strategy employed for the Telescope creates a sense of ‘intrigue’. The chapter also introduces the concept of audience to participant transition, and how this transition occurs through handing over using the device’s physical features, via surrounding objects implicated by the device, or even via implication by a participant’s use of the Telescope.

Keywords

Augmented Reality Audience Member Light Switch Spatial Interference Video Feed 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Horizon Digital Economy ResearchUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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