The Silent Researcher Critique: A New Method for Obtaining a Critical Response to a Holographic Artwork
- a generator of the research material-art/design works, and participant in the creative process
- a self-observer through reflection on action and in action, and through discussion with others
- an observer of others for placing the research in context and gaining other perspectives. (Gray and Malins 2004, p. 21).
2. Holographic Space and Time
… the wall, room, ambient light, the specific optical characteristics and also the viewer.
3. Research Methods
Evaluating Audience Experience
It is impossible to directly observe the inner feelings of the audience…being able to explore the “interaction space” involves some form of evaluation with audience cooperation.
- that recording equipment would be used and that the discussions were to be transcribed
- that anonymity was strictly preserved,
- to whom the information they gave would be supplied to and the purpose for which it would be used
- that their co-operation in a research project was entirely voluntary at all stages
- that the film and audio recording of them was to be destroyed after five years.
“A new way to present the past.” (Expert I); “You are sinking memories into holographic space.” (Expert G); “I felt sad when I looked at the image.”.(Expert A)
“… if we’re thinking we’re dealing with a timeline are we were part of that line by viewing the work?” [Laughter] (Expert B); “Okay. I mean it’s about this moment. It’s about this very particular moment.”.(Expert D)
“Inevitably, the findings are shaped by the assumptions and experiences of the evaluators conducting the study and carrying out the data analysis.”.
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