questions by the moderators/ BADA-panel
abstract for panel discussion on beauty in digital art
Your work has often been praised as very feminine, digital eye-candy. What does beauty mean in your work? In your situation, does working collaboratively mean compromise, fusion or multiplication? Do players/users react to your particular aesthetic choices? Do you want to make things that appeal to many different audiences and if yes, how? What emotional states does making and/or experiencing beautiful things provoke in you? What is it about fairy tales that makes them such fertile material for your work?
Somewhere in the modern era a definition of beauty was lost. Especially in new media art, artists associate beauty with the creation of simple visual “prettiness”. As if aesthetics are something shallow which should not be part of the equation when designing technological systems.
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