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Author Dement, Linda ♦ Rizzo, Maria
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Negative feedback system ♦ Interactive media arts ♦ Affective computing ♦ Art ♦ User interaction ♦ Participatory art ♦ Interactivity ♦ Positive feedback system
Abstract “I Know You Think It's Too Late” is an installation across three computers that takes a systems theory approach in considering human impulses to violence. A struggling spinning hairball, pulsing blood drops. and jittering swathes of fat respond to each other and to the user. These gruesome remnants of violent acts form a system that can snowball out of control or be tempered by a user's activity. The more a user interacts with one computer, the less that substance builds up on the other two. The less a computer is used, the more its substance builds up on the other two. If no one interacts with any of the computers, the build up of fat, hair, and blood escalates and compounds, and the system can go into runaway growth (a positive feedback system). A user's interaction brings the system back into balanced stability (a negative feedback system). This gives voice to a strange distributed entity that inhabits and grows from the detritus of violent death.
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-03-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Computers in Entertainment (CIE) (CIE)
Volume Number 8
Issue Number 1
Page Count 7
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 7

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Source: ACM Digital Library