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Connected Digital Art

Wed, 29 Jul 2020

Connected Digital Art

For quite a few years, the focus of my personal practice has been a concept I call "Connected Digital Art". The idea is to create interactive artworks - be they screen-based, installations or light works - that are able to exchange information via the internet. The enabling technology for this is artThings, some software that I initially developed as part of my PhD research that makes it easy for artworks running on different platforms to send messages to each other.

As part of the Digital Arts Leicester I developed a new interactive artwork in my "Elements series. This piece allows you to interact with a self-organising image and, in one version, experience how other people are interacting with it at the same time. I think it's quite an exciting concept and is something that I think could add a new dimension to web-based artwork - especially in this time of lockdown.

Elements can be found on the Digital Arts Leicester website. What you see here is currently the single user version, I'll republish the multiuser version again soon when I have done some more work on the communication system. Click on the speaker icon in top right corner to hear the generative sound produced by the image.

If you are interested in knowing more about the Connected Digital Art concept please get in touch.

Author: Sean Clark