Jasminko Novak, Mette Ramsgard Thomsen

Drawing Spaces

Experiments in Presence and Awareness of Body and Space in Mixed Realities

Movement uncovers real space

Movement uncovers real space


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The interactive installation "Drawing Spaces" investigates strategies for creating a bodily sense of presence and awareness in networked space created through intersection of shared physical and virtual spaces. This paper presents two „Drawing Spaces" experiments: 1) a configuration where real-time generated virtual space mediates participants’ interaction in a shared physical space (exhibited at CYNETArt 2000, Dresden), and 2) a networked configuration where separate physical spaces are connected into a networked Mixed Reality Space based on body movement and gesture (to be realised at University of Brighton in November 2001). In contrast to a „virtual reality" experience external to real space, Drawing Spaces attempts to employ the virtual as a means for heightening the participants’ bodily awareness of real space and their physical presence

Artists / Authors


Germany, 1998-2000

Partners / Sponsors

Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication, Sankt Augustin Deutschland, University College, London, Großbritannien


Jasminko Novak, Jun 15, 2001



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