Analyzing the aesthetics of participation of media architecture

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings


  • Jonas Fritsch
    Jonas FritschIT University of Copenhagen
  • Erik Grönvall
    Erik GrönvallIT University of Copenhagen (ITU)Denmark
  • Morten Breinbjerg
This paper presents a theoretical framework for analyzing the aesthetics of participation of media architecture. The framework is based on a close reading of French philosopher Jacques Rancière and provides four points of emphasis: modes of sense perception, forms of engagement, community and emancipation. The framework is put to use in the analysis of three experimental media architectural projects; Ekkomaten/Echoes from Møllevangen, the coMotion Bench and FeltRadio. We discuss the findings from this analysis and outline future perspectives on how to develop and use the framework prospectively in the design of media architectural projects and other interactive environments.
Original languageDanish
Title of host publicationMAB '16 : Media Architecture Biennale 2016
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year2016
Article number4
ISBN (electronic)978-1-4503-4749
StatePublished - 2016
Event - Sydney, Australia


ConferenceMedia Architecture Biennale 2016

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