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When we interact with computers, we have set expectations about our
interactive experience, operating a mouse and keyboard to elicit
predictable responses on a screen. Intersecting the world of Computing
with Fine Art gains us potential to innovate outside these bounds by
restricting the expected performance of a computer-- setting it to a
particular purpose rather than allowing it to run anyone's
software. To challenge standard human-computer interaction, this work
set out to create an interesting and unusual interactive experience,
fully integrated into a sculpture. The approach was to design a system
to form a small environment, having many components rather than
risking everything on any one feature. To push the bounds of Fine Art
interactions, the work addresses time-control using video in a manner
that painting or static sculpture cannot achieve. The result is The
Curious Timekeeper, a large sculpture of a whimsical bird that hopes
to bewilder viewers, to encourage them to consider the role of
computing in their lives and in art.
Senior Honors Thesis.
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Kate I. Schnippering, "The Curious Timekeeper: Creative Thesis in Interactive Sculpture." Dartmouth Computer Science Technical Report TR2010-670, June 2010.
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