Wu Wei

Contributed by Morgan Fritz on 03 Apr 2014

"Shawn Lawson. 2004. Wu Wei. In Proceedings of the 12th annual ACM international conference on Multimedia (MULTIMEDIA '04). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 997-998. DOI=10.1145/1027527.1027768 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1027527.1027768" Interactive media is typically based on the idea of change. One creates a stimulus for the computer, which then gives a response. Changing the computer's response is determined by modifying its input. Wu Wei is the fundamental Taoist principle meaning "without action."" When applied to an interactive artwork, this concept creates an oxymoron. Here, the intention is to act without acting. Wu Wei is both a non-interactive and interactive installation that uses computer vision as its control device. This piece is designed to question a participant's conceptions about interactive art, the pace of 21st century life, and digital media.

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