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The Systemic ImageA New Theory of Interactive Real-Time Simulations$
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Inge Hinterwaldner

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262035040

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262035040.001.0001

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Iconicity and Dynamic

Iconicity and Dynamic

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(p.113) 4 Iconicity and Dynamic
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The Systemic Image
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Inge Hinterwaldner

, Elizabeth Tucker
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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035040.003.0005

Within real-time simulations, the calculated simulation dynamic is only one movement-generating instance. There exist further and other movement-generating elements of a sensorial nature. Typically, the simulation program encompasses many diverse processes – internal and external ones – taking place simultaneously. Several artificial life applications are analysed with respect to the multi-layered dynamics and with a special focus on how the sensorial levels contribute motions not present in the simulation dynamics itself. Computer simulations also have the potential for deception (some applications aim at exploiting the suspense of disbelief), but surprisingly it is located in their domain, in the process and reaction or consequence design. The optical level follows other logics. Being aware of this fact with all its consequences is crucial for a critical and responsible attitude towards computer simulations.

Keywords:   Display, Artificial life, complex motion, simulated movement, layered design, designed experientiability, aliveness, time-based art

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