Signs of Artificial Life along the Seine in Paris

Carol-Ann Braun. "April in Paris: Signs of Artificial Life along the Seine," IEEE MultiMedia, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 14-18, July-September 2005.

Abstract: We barely notice the scores of video cameras capturing our movements as we go about our business in the city. But what if every public space and surface were transformed into an interactive experience-capturing our movements, gestures, sounds, and actions and using these to produce newsounds, images, text, and actions? Bus stops could come alive and talk back, advertisements could look back at you and talk to you, and public park robotic devices could play games with you. Will public places eventually become our social barometer as well as director? Will billboards display the populace’s discourse? Carol-Ann Braun brings us to some special streets in France where the city is literally alive with art and explores what it might mean for us to live in a world of artistic interactivity.

Why do I blog this? It's an interesting account about interactive art.