Interaction Models for Audience-Artwork Interaction: Current State and Future Directions

  • Hanna Schraffenberger
  • Edwin van der Heide
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 101)


Interactive art is of great relevance to the arts, sciences and technology alike. A common field of interest among researchers of different disciplines, practising artists and art institutes is the interaction between audience and artwork. This paper reviews existing research concerning interaction in interactive art and discusses its applicability for describing and classifying audience-artwork interaction. In pointing out possible future directions, we identify a need for models describing the relation between the audience’s and artwork’s actions and reactions as well as the necessity for future research looking at interaction as a continuous bi-directional process between work and audience.


Interaction Interactive Art Audience-Artwork Interaction Classification Taxonomy Categorization Model HCI Archiving 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hanna Schraffenberger
    • 1
    • 2
  • Edwin van der Heide
    • 1
  1. 1.Media Technology Research Group, LIACSLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.AR LabRoyal Academy of Art, The HagueDen HaagThe Netherlands

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