Blending Art Events and HCI Research
This seminar will introduce students to the growing interest to include arts practice into HCI research. We will look at how some artists have consistently worked with or invented information technologies to explore new modes of interaction. We will have a look at what qualities exist beyond productivity and look at methodological differences of science and art, but also at methodological symbiosis such as artist-led research and other post-disciplinary, epistemological processes.
The seminar is largely structured as a reading class. This means you are expected to read at least one article per week to be able to actively participate in discussions. In addition, you are to prepare and present one topic (based on one key article and further reading) as a half hour presentation, and to submit a written report about this topic at the end of term. You are also expected to do 1 or 2 mini-presentations over the course of the semester (e.g. summarizing one paper, critiquing an article) as part of the discussion format of the seminar.