Art.CHI 2017

Interactive Media Works

A CHI2017 Exhibition

Augmented Street Art

Street Art Performance With Interactive Projection And Responsive Music

Yun Tae Nam and Patrick Hutchings

Creating public art with digital media in public places is an emerging form of both artistic and participatory expression, either temporally or permanently.

Nam and Hutchings consider the fusion of digital media, street art performance and participation as a transformative tool for socially engaging with audiences and enabling interactive experiences in urban environments that extend on the normal physical reactions people have there. Augmented Street Art is an approach for new media participatory public art promoting co-creativity between artists, audience controlled interactive projection and responsive music in urban street environments. It is designed to acknowledge and promote a diversified concept of street art and further specify how digital media can promote the concept of new media participatory public art.

The systems work together in an innovative fusion for experiencing the public space and temporal components of art. Through enabling augmented, enriched and interactive multi-sensory experiences, the system aims to inspire both the artistic process and the participants' interactions in and with public spaces. More importantly, Augmented Street Art celebrates and empowers both the artists and the participants to transform the urban street environment through aesthetic, unexpected and playful expressions.


The Augmented Street Art project — it is comprised of two systems (Interactive Projection and Responsive Music) for superimposing audience controlled digital artistic content on the environment and generating music that responds to the artwork and environmental changes in real-time.


Yun Tae Nam
PhD candidate in Design, Monash University
Yun Tae's interest lies primarily in multimedia design dealing with nature, human experience and technology for interactive installations.

Patrick Hutchings
PhD candidate in Design, Monash University
Patrick's main research interests are in generative and adaptive music models and he has worked on generative editing systems for film installations. Patrick published a recording of original music compositions in 2012 named City Festival.