Online Archive of Interactive Art Works and Performances
Lucy Petrovich, $19,280, approved August 18, 2001
SIGGRAPH has been exhibiting Interactive Installations and performance works since the earliest art shows were established. From the onset, SIGGRAPH has archived all of the computer graphic animations selected for viewing in both the evening show and screening rooms, but little has been done to archive the interactive works. With the exception of 1988, the Art Show catalogs document the work displayed with a 2D image at best. More than a 2D image is needed to understand and explore this critical work.
The works are time-based and need to be documented in a more detailed fashion. This project will put together an online multimedia documentation of the works and historical information about the artists would be a benefit to the medium from 1974 onward.