Interaction is one of the most fundamental human processes; it brings humanity to our relationships. An example of this is conversation - people learning from each other, which has a constant reciprocal effect. This dynamic of giving and receiving information is a key feature in the process of interaction. In his essay titled 'Dissimulations', Andy Cameron States:
"Interactivity means the ability to intervene in a meaningful way with the representation itself," (Cameron, 2007).
Interaction is NOT interpretation. It is intervention; it has the ability to change.
For the Love of God is an interactive website, designed around and about the artwork of the same name by Damien Hirst.
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No one can change the work, the user can only choose an entrance point and where they navigate to next.
But is it really interactive?
"But I had no idea really what it would look like or how it would be perceived... But it has a kind of quietness and a kind of sort of transcendent feel to it. It's sort of mesmerising and optimistic that's the really shocking thing for me, because it's such a negative subject [death] that I really thought it would be dark but it isn't at all," (Hirst, 2012).
'For the Love of God' generated a host of discussions around the artwork.
Here, the user is invited to click on a head and a video appears of the visitor giving their personal opinion of Hirsts artwork. His opinion of his own works is taken from the video opposite on his controversial art piece.
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