[NetBehaviour] practice-based PhD thesis in art: From interaction to post-participation: the disappearing role of the active participant
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Tue Jan 1 14:52:38 CET 2019
Actually reading it! Bah! I consider that to be cheating, sir.
On 31/12/2018 16:42, marc.garrett via NetBehaviour wrote:
> Hi Varvara,
> Much thanks for sharing to the list - will read ;-)
> Wishing you well.
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> On Wednesday, 26 December 2018 23:45, Varvara Guljajeva via
> NetBehaviour <netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
>> Dear readers,
>> I have recently successfully depended my PhD dissertation at Estonian
>> Academy of Arts and thought to share the digital version of it, since
>> topic might be interesting for this mailing list audience.
>> Title: From interaction to post-participation: the disappearing role
>> of the active participant
>> Supervisors: dr Raivo Kelomees (Estonian Academy of Arts) and dr Pau
>> Waelder (The Open University of Catalonia)
>> Pre-reviewers: Prof dr Christa Sommerer (Interface Cultures, The
>> University of Art and Design Linz) and Prof dr Moises Mañas Carbonell
>> (Faculty of Fine Arts, Polytechnic University of Valencia)
>> Opponent: Prof dr Christa Sommerer (Interface Cultures, The
>> University of Art and Design Linz)
>> The practice-based dissertation analyses and contextualises passive
>> audience interaction through the lens of post-participation. Research
>> explores the shift from active to passive participation in
>> interactive art. By exploring interactive art history and the
>> discourse of identity within the field, this dissertation
>> investigates how artworks that demonstrate no audience involvement,
>> but still incorporate an internal system interaction with a data
>> source, are addressed. In other words, the research tracks down the
>> interest shift from human-machine to system-to-system interaction,
>> and explores the reasons behind this.
>> In this thesis, a differentiation is made between direct and indirect
>> post-participation. Hence, the selected artworks are analysed from
>> the perspective of concept, direct or indirect post-participation
>> components, and realisation. In addition, related artworks by other
>> artists are introduced and discussed under each subcategory of
>> In the end, the dissertation contributes to the evolution of
>> interactive art, by analysing and contextualising passive audience
>> participation in the form of post-participation. Author argues that
>> the concept of post-participation helps to address the shift from an
>> active to a passive spectator in the complex age of dataveillance, an
>> age in which humans are continuously tracked, traced, monitored and
>> surveilled without our consent.
>> Please find the PhD thesis here
>> best regards,
>> Varvara Guljajeva, PhD
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