The intangible material of interactive art: agency, behavior and emergence* NODE: "ART MATTERS II"

  title={The intangible material of interactive art: agency, behavior and emergence* NODE: "ART MATTERS II"},
  author={Joan Soler-Adillon},
This paper presents a conceptual analysis of some of the basic notions for the practice of interactive art and the relations among them. A sound understanding of these notions is essential for the creation of the aesthetics of artistically behaving systems. Interactivity, agency, behavior and emergence are presented as the building blocks of this practice, understanding that they are at least as important as the materials that physically instantiate the pieces and installations that constitute… 

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