The Transparent Act: Book Publication 


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The Transparent Act: Transparency, Cognition and Interactivity:

Toward a New Aesthetics of Interactive Media Art

Dr Brigitta Zics


This book presents an artist’s intimate encounter of art by philosophising her practice from within

the creative process. It explores the radical shift that technology has brought to the role of

spectatorship and proposes how, through the lens of human cognition, we may achieve a better

understanding of interactivity within art. The notion of Transparent Act synopsises

multidisciplinary accounts and offers an experience-centered contribution to human-computer

relationships and their aesthetics. The book foccusses on the recent emerging practices of

art as research and provides an inside-out viewpoint. This book is

intended for practicing artists as well as for theorists and curators to gain new perspectives of how

interactive art may be practiced, presented, critiqued and engaged with. It includes a number of

presented concepts developed by the author in collaboration with designer Imre Lepsényi.


Published by C3: Center for Culture & Communication Budapest &

Hungarian University of Fine Arts

Editor: Miklós Peternák

ISBN 978-963-88792-2-6

p. 252

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