KARL D. D. WILLIS, 2008.
“Open Interactions”
From The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader, ed. Brennan and Ballard, 2008.

A mechanical device painting a picture.

What is an open-ended interaction with technology? Karl D.D. Willis discusses moving beyond simple action/reaction devices to the broader domain of emergence and machine creativity. Willis also points out contradictions in the common definition of interactivity as an ‘open conversation’ and our view of computer systems as a mere tool  “capable of amplifying our own creativity”.

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