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The Manual Input Workstation: Documentary Collection
Interview with Golan Levin
Interview with Golan Levin / Produced by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research., Linz; interviewers: interviewers: Lizzie Muller, Katja Kwastek; camera: Sigrid Nagele, Ulrike Pimminger; video editing: Ulrike Pimminger; Interviews conducted in September 2009 at the Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz (Austria).
Questions by Lizzie Muller: Introduction to the interactive experience of The Manual Input Workstation: "Imagine you're a 55 year old woman named Sonia..."
Question 1 Challenges of intuitive understanding
Question 2 Possible interaction steps by Sonia
Question 3 Considerations on interaction design and user observation
Question 4 Problems with the piece due to the project’s history
Question 5 Impossibility to verbalize the experiences of others
Question 6 Experiencing the creative flow
Questions by Katja Kwastek: Structure and aesthetic of the work:
Question 7 The three different scenes in the work
Question 8 The idea of augmented shadow play
Question 9 The installation as artwork or instrument
Question 10 The concept of "response" as a priority
Question 11 Sculptural quality of the installation
Question 12 Questions of flow and vicarious interaction
Question 13 The visibility of interaction in the performance version
Question 14 Sound-image relations and mutual representations instead of "transformations"
Question 15 (Symbolic) re-presentation vs. indexical presentation and the question of objectivity