In reply to: How does the structure of the computer dictate the current definition of interactivity in art? posted by Jim Campbell on May 08, 1996 at 11:10:07:
: How does the structure of the computer dictate the current definition
: of interactivity in art?
: : : Can an understanding of the
: : : structure structure of a computer lead to
: : : a way of critically analyzing interactive art work?
The much more interesting and problematic question
is whether interactivity can even define a category
of art. Certainly some art is interactive. But the
least successful work that makes use of recent technology
that work that allows itself to be defined,
in a last ditch modernist essentialist
greenbergian swansong gesture, by that technology.
Interactivity is one minor quality. Don't let's use it to
define a genre (and there's another revolting term.)