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Creator-Centric Study of Digital Art Exhibitions on Interactive Public Displays

H Kukka, J Ylipulli, J Goncalves, T Ojala, M Kukka, M Syrjälä

Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia - MUM '17 | ACM Press | Published : 2017


We present a mixed-methods study aimed at assessing artists’ experiences of a digital art exhibition service, called StreetGallery, on a network of interactive displays situated in public urban locations. We ground our analysis using survey responses and in-depth interviews of artists who have exhibited their art in StreetGallery over the years. Findings from these studies indicate that the artists highly value StreetGallery’s open and egalitarian access to art, and its contribution towards fusing novel digital technologies and art in public urban spaces. We conclude that platforms such as StreetGallery have the potential to challenge traditional paradigms of art gallery practices and public..

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Awarded by UBI HIB project - Academy of Finland

Awarded by Open Innovation Platform of Six City Strategy project - ERDF

Funding Acknowledgements

This work has been supported by the UBI HIB project (268397) funded by the Academy of Finland, and the Open Innovation Platform of Six City Strategy project (A70202) funded by the ERDF and the City of Oulu.