Human Computer Interaction project
30 September 2005
Interactive event at FACT - 4 October
Artists develop work exploring human-computer interaction
Last week saw an International meeting of Computer Art and Computer Science at the FACT Centre. The meeting is part of a two-year EPSRC-funded collaboration between the School of Computing and Maths and FACT.
The project is investigating the public's engagement with Human Computer Interaction or HCI. As part of the project FACT is engaging artists, to work in collaboration with the School, to develop three digital art pieces which explore themes in HCI.
The work of the first artist, Josh Nimoy from Los Angeles, will be displayed at the FACT centre from October. Further pieces will be developed by Carlos "Caen" Botto Martinez from Argentina and Simon Poulter from viral.info and will be displayed during Science Week in March 2006. You can see the project developing at: http://www.hci-fun.org.uk/jtnimoy.html
Pictured from left to right: Caen, Josh Nimoy, Dr David England, (School of Computing), Matt Philip (project developer and BSc Computer Games Technology student) and Marta Ruperez, Curator at FACT.
The HCI (Human Computer Interaction) project is a collaboration between FACT and the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University that seeks to explore issues of computer usability.
On 4 October 2005 from 6-8.30 p.m. there will be a free special HCI event at FACT, titled 'Icon==Function'.
Artists Josh Nimoy (US), Simon Poulter (UK) and Caen Botto (Argentina) have been commissioned to propose experiments, based on scientific principles of human-computer interaction, that analyse how a variety of different users, from different backgrounds and levels of technological training, interact with "the machine".
Josh Nimoy will be presenting Icon==Function, a series of interactive game-like audio-visual environments that analyses the relationship between the functionality of user interfaces, and their iconographic facades. The body of work attempts to eliminate the divide between the outer and inner parts of "the machine."
Caen Botto and Simon Poulter will also be present to inform us about their projects up to date. Bring along your laptop to interact.
Although there is no admission charge to attend this event, you will need to book a place in advance by emailing Marta Rupérez at email@example.com
For more information, please see http://www.hci-fun.org.uk/
This project was made possible by a Partnerships for Public Awareness grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council