This volume collects documentation of the 2017 International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS) Art Exhibition and new scholarly texts from the artists involved. The work traces themes of Time & Tempo across Digital Poetics and Literature, Digital Heritage, and Urban Space and Politics. Since 2013, the ICIDS Art Exhibition has been chronicled online, as well as documented in a printed catalogue.
This collection documents the 2017 exhibition, held in conjunction with the ICIDS conference at M-ITI Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Funchal, Madeira, November 14-17, 2017. This represents the first time the ICIDS Art Exhibition catalogue has been published, and it is also the first time the catalogue has been expanded to not only document the work presented, but also collect textual scholarship from a subset of the artists involved, reflecting on a range of challenges and questions in the field.
The blended nature of this volume, including contributions across traditional scholarship and theory as well as research-creation art practice helps to expand notions of knowledge production by highlighting and bringing together these multiple approaches in the interactive narrative field. In addition, the wide range of creative works exhibited here pushes the boundaries of what ‘counts’ as interactive narrative.
These two moves toward expansion (expansion of what research means; expansion of what is defined as interactive narrative) are meant as productive and generative provocations for the field.