Interactive Installations for Spatial Access to Artistic Sketchbooks

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A book is a book – or is it? With present-day, affordable technology, we can scale a book to become a spatial object, or even a space in itself, of almost arbitrary size. We describe our design of and experiences with a generic interactive installation, called Viskbook, that provides a convincing illusion of oversize books, allowing the spectator to turn over the pages using natural and intuitive gestures.
It provides a new media for exhibiting books in museums and elsewhere. It can be used for vulnerable and irreplaceable unique books, that otherwise would remain in the safe-box, and for books that may have no non-virtual counterpart and which may go beyond what we normally expect from a book. Viskbook has been used successfully for displaying historical sketchbooks, integrated in thematic art exhibitions, and for experimental books based on our own artistic material selected. An important conclusion is that oversizing a book, in addition to an enhanced visibility, creates a novel and spatial experience of the book.
BogserieEAI Endrosed Trasactions on Creative Technologies
Udgave nummer12
Antal sider8
StatusUdgivet - 2017
BegivenhedArtsIT: 5th EAI International Conference: ArtsIT, Interactivity & Game Creation - Aalborg University Esbjerg, Esbjerg, Danmark
Varighed: 2 maj 20163 maj 2016


LokationAalborg University Esbjerg

Bibliografisk note

This paper is an extended and revised version of a paper
presented at the 5th EAI International Conference: ArtsIT, Interactivity
& Game Creation, Esbjerg, Denmark, May 2-3, 2016.


  • Interactive installation
  • Gigantic format
  • Bodily experience
  • Visuospatial innovation
  • Art exhibitions
  • Sketchbooks
  • Digital experience

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