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Art.CHI 2017

Interactive Media Works

A CHI2017 Exhibition

Shaping Form 17

Shaping Form 17, 2017. Interactive work with monitor, computer and camera

Shaping Form 17 is the latest work in the Shaping Form series, the time-based works that consist of unique abstract interactive artwork that are each generating colours and forms in time from a set of unique rules: rules that are rather like their DNA. They also take data from a camera and continuously calculate the amount of activity seen in front of the work. The computer software then steadily modifies the rules. The artwork and its development over time is, then, influenced by the people who look at it. The audience help to shape the work. Shaping Form is a representation of computed life, moving and changing of its own accord but maturing and developing as a result of the movement of audiences. The shaping of the form is a never-ending process of computed development.

Ernest Edmonds
Professor and Director of the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK