The first interactive application and the first physical interactive installation in the world

18 Apr 2010 - 8:43am
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Burak Özdelice
2008

hi,

I've been recently researching about first interactive applications that placed on digital (virtual) or real platforms. Firstly I can probably say that the first interactive application was  belong to 1977 year name is <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspen_Movie_Map">Aspen Movie Map</a> But there is some strange things in there like touch screen usage <em>(I mean is could be the first app?)</em>

Secondly I need "the first installation or performance". I could not find enought or exact information about that.

If is there any information about these two issues I will be glad.

thank you.

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19 Apr 2010 - 1:40pm
Larry Tesler
2004

Burak,
I am not sure what technologies would meet your criteria. But I suggest you consider:
Sketchpad (1963) and other interactive applications mentioned in the Sketchpad Wikipedia article.
The History section of the Augmented Reality Wikipedia article. It lists technologies developed prior to 1977.
Larry Tesler

On Apr 18, 2010, at 7:20 AM, Burak Özdelice @host.ixda.org wrote:

hi,

I've been recently researching about first interactive applications that placed on digital (virtual) or real platforms. Firstly I can probably say that the first interactive application was  belong to 1977 year name is <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspen_Movie_Map">Aspen Movie Map</a> But there is some strange things in there like touch screen usage <em>(I mean is could be the first app?)</em>

Secondly I need "the first installation or performance". I could not find enought or exact information about that.

If is there any information about those 2 issues I will be glad.

thank you.

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25 Apr 2010 - 8:51am
Burak Özdelice
2008

Hi Larry,

 

Thank you for your guide. I've checked the topics and links and they are really helpful. Frankly some of issues are really shocked me. I can't belive that those ideas and applications were made in that time period.

But still unfortunately could not find any first/initial interactve installations/performance. I mainly focused on interactive architecture and I need and examine to first/initial works about that.

I hope I will find some samples.

thanks again.

18 May 2010 - 5:30pm
Amnon Dekel
2005

Hi
Some consider the 9 evening show (1966) as maybe the first:
http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/exhibitions/9evenings/

 Evenings: Theater & Engineering

Theater-Festival, Armory Hall, New York: In the 1960s, what would later lead to the founding of the organization Experiments in Art and Technology, was first put into practice on a large scale by ten New York artists as a unique festival for electronic as well as interactive performances and demonstrations. The idea of collaborating with technicians, not only initiated by Robert Rauschenberg and Billy Klüver but also organized and largely promoted by them, lead to the performances suggested by the festival title: Nine Evenings with performances by John Cage, Lucinda Childs, Merce Cunningham, Öyvind Fahlström, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Steve Paxton, Robert Rauschenberg, David Tudor, and Robert Whitman. Billy Klüver was again the driving force. The main technical element of the performances was the electronic modulation system TEEM, composed of portable, electronic units which functioned without cables by remote control. Cage used this system to activate and deactivate loud speakers that consistently reacted to movement by way of photo-cells. For not always being technically and artistically successful, these performances exhausted for the first time the full range of the live-aspect of electronics, taking advantage of its artistic potential in all of its diversity. Seen in that light, the «9 Evenings» rank among the milestones of media art, even though today only a few filmed documents bear witness to the event.


On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 5:43 PM, <"Burak Özdelice <burak@delizade.com>"@host.ixda.org> wrote:

Hi Larry,

 

Thank you for your guide. I've checked the topics and links and they are really helpful. Frankly some of issues are really shocked me. I can't belive that those ideas and applications were made in that time period.

But still unfortunately could not find any first/initial interactve installations/performance. I mainly focused on interactive architecture and I need and examine to first/initial works about that.

I hope I will find some samples.

thanks again.

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