Coding in the context of collaborative, interactive performance

  • Marije A. J. Baalman (Autor/in)


The context of collaborative, interactive performance and installation is a challenging environment for developing technology that will enable creating such artistic works. Code becomes a medium in which artists express themselves and the challenges of writing code in a context where problems are created as they are being solved demand flexibility and realtime control over the code that defines the interaction. In particular, show control systems that can deal with interactive and improvisational elements are a topic for further investigation. This article reflects on various issues that come up in this context.