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ArtMaps: Interpreting the spatial footprints of artworks

Coughlan, Tim; Carletti, Laura; Giannachi, Gabriella; Benford, Steve; McAuley, Derek; Price, Dominic; Locatelli, Cristina; Sinker, Rebecca; Stack, John

Authors

Tim Coughlan

Laura Carletti

Gabriella Giannachi

STEVE BENFORD steve.benford@nottingham.ac.uk
Dunford Chair in Computer Science

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DEREK MCAULEY derek.mcauley@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Digital Economy

Cristina Locatelli

Rebecca Sinker

John Stack



Abstract

© Copyright 2015 ACM. Creating and utilizing simple links between items and locations in map-based systems has become a mainstream component of modern computing. In this paper, we explore support for 'art mapping', an activity that requires consideration of more complex interpretations of spatial relationships as users engage with identifying locations of relevance to artworks. Through a user study of the ArtMaps platform, and an exploratory study with professional artists, we identify diverse interpretations of spatial meaning in relation to art. We find that art mapping highlights potential for more active engagement with art through technology, but challenges existing systems for spatial representation. Through connecting our findings with work on designing for interpretation, and on space and place in HCI, we contribute new understanding of creating engagement through the spatial interpretation of art, and define potential characteristics and uses of holistic 'footprints' for artworks.

Citation

Coughlan, T., Carletti, L., Giannachi, G., Benford, S., McAuley, D., Price, D., …Stack, J. (2015). ArtMaps: Interpreting the spatial footprints of artworks. In CHI '15: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems . , (407-416). https://doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702281

Conference Name Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Conference Location Seoul, Rebublic of Korea
Start Date Apr 18, 2015
End Date Apr 23, 2015
Acceptance Date Apr 18, 2015
Online Publication Date Apr 18, 2015
Publication Date Apr 18, 2015
Deposit Date Mar 3, 2015
Publicly Available Date Apr 18, 2015
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2015-April
Pages 407-416
Book Title CHI '15: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
ISBN 978-1-4503-3145-6
DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702281
Keywords Museums, Art, GIS, Mapping, Crowdsourcing, Space, Place, Interpretation
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/28115
Related Public URLs http://chi2015.acm.org/
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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