Emergence and the art system 'plus minus now'

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Journal Article
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Design Studies, 2008, 29 (6), pp. 541 - 555
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2008-11-01
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Emergence is discussed in the context of a practice-based study of interactive art and a new taxonomy of emergence is proposed. The interactive art system 'plus minus now' is described and its relationship to emergence is discussed. 'Plus minus now' uses a novel method for instantiating emergent shapes. A preliminary investigation of this art system has been conducted and reveals the creation of temporal compositions by a participant. These temporal compositions and the emergent shapes are described using the taxonomy of emergence. Characteristics of emergent interactions and the implications of designing for them are discussed. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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