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A VJ Centered Exploration of Expressive Interaction

Jonathan Hook, David Green, John McCarthy, Stuart Taylor, Peter Wright, and Patrick Olivier


This paper identifies key themes of expressive interaction for VJs. VJs are visual artists who use digital media to express themselves to an audience during a live audio-visual performance. Those designing for the expressive use of technology can gain insight from an articulation of expressive interaction from the perspective of VJ practice. This is developed using a novel qualitative methodology designed to be sensitive to the subtle and tacit nature of expression. We detail our methodology, present the results of its application to a group of VJs and conclude with a discussion of the implications our findings may have for those wishing to design for VJs, or those in related domains that involve expressive interaction with technology.


Publication typeInproceedings
PublisherACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction
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