Mixing Art and Technology: An Interactive Radio for a Museum Exhibition

  • Diego F. Loaiza
  • Edmond C. Prakash
  • Isidro Moreno
  • Andrés A. Navarro-NewballEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 735)


Technology can inspire art. Art explores the context of technology. Combined, they empower artists to create innovative ways to captivate their audiences. Technology can enhance the ability of artists to express themselves. Such enhancement was required for one temporary art exhibit, where a recording had to be played when there was a visitor close to an interactive radio. To support it, we implemented motion sensing of exhibit visitors to allow contextual sound playback based on the visitor’s location. This allowed the artist to add an audible dialogue experience to the art exhibit. We interacted with a local artist and understood the artist vision to define and agree on technical requirements. A preliminary validation at the exhibit showed general acceptance of the system, positive feedback on the experience and areas for future improvement. In general, we believe that more research is required in terms of the artist-visitor relationship mediated by technology.


Museum Interactive Art Technology Radio Motion detection 



Authors would like to thank the Museo Arqueolgico La Merced (MUSA) in Cali - Colombia and artist Oscar Sanabria.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diego F. Loaiza
    • 1
  • Edmond C. Prakash
    • 2
  • Isidro Moreno
    • 3
  • Andrés A. Navarro-Newball
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Universidad Santiago de CaliCaliColombia
  2. 2.University of WestminsterLondonUK
  3. 3.Universidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain
  4. 4.Pontificia Universidad JaverianaCaliColombia

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