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Presence, Interaction and ‘data space’

Mike Leggett

This paper examines the concept of ‘data space’ and sentient ‘presence’ in relation to practice-based research being pursued by myself and others working in the institutional space that lies between the disciplines of art and science. It will consider the broader Western cultural context for the idea of presence and the contemporary literature produced by presence researchers. The artefacts of three contemporary artists working with presence in the physical spaces of public museums and galleries, will be described in the context of telepresence in the domain of cyberspace. (Interaction: Systems, Practice and Theory - A Creativity & Cognition Symposium hosted by the Dynamic Design Research Group, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney,