Chance, change, and making strange : the surprising aesthetics of electronic interaction
Citation:Bardebes, W. (2013). Chance, change, and making strange : the surprising aesthetics of electronic interaction. An unpublished exegesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Design by Project, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3125
This work is an exploration of how randomly generated electronic interaction can be employed to push beyond the sense of instrumentality defined by most domestic electronic experiences. This exegesis recounts a body of heuristic design explorations that attempt to locate new understandings of an intersection between electronic interaction and the poetic. This is underpinned by a reflection on how creative practitioners within fine art and propositional design have applied chance, estrangement and defamiliarization. The result of my gallery based findings has produced a body of work that seeks to explore audio relationships within electronic devices specifically multi user non-instrumental electronic devices. The potential of which is to enable playful collaboration as a means to provoke a sense of digital dreaming. The resultant objects seek to redress the potential divisive wedge of electronic experience and explore the interface as a shared physical experience.