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Enactive Systems and Enactive Media: Embodied human-machine coupling beyond interfaces
Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it, Media technology.
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2011 (English)In: Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, ISSN 0024-094X, E-ISSN 1530-9282, Vol. 44, no 5, 433-438 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper proposes the concept of enactive system as an alternative to the standard assumption of the human-computer-interaction and elaborates the idea of content mediation as enactive media. Our system consists of the two elements coupled in a holistic manner by means of bodily and spatial involvement, or enactment. It has two directions and is recursive by nature involving the impact of the technology on the human agent and the effect of the human experience on the technology. Instead of the standard explicit interface in the middle there is an implicit connecting surface, based on unconscious psychophysiological reactions. Our aim is not only to point out an analytic approach to existing media systems, but also to develop radically novel media concepts implied by the concept.

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2011. Vol. 44, no 5, 433-438 p.
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enactment, enactive media, media technology, interaction, interface, extended mind, embodied mind, media art, interactive narrative, authorship, ontospace
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Media and Communication Technology Human Aspects of ICT Media Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-12214DOI: 10.1162/LEON_a_00244ISI: 000295390300008ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79957648340OAI: diva2:448333
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