making affordances visible

July 3, 2007

Anatole has just indicated to the artist Mark Jenkins who is trying to make space around us more interactive, by pointing out to some of its potential affordances.

bad boy affordance

“I may be pulled down” affordance, definitely culture-related…
or “stop it right away naughty kid?”

The artist himself says:
“Interfacing street sculpture in public space creates an installation environment that turns regular space into art space. Signs and people and everything around a street sculpture—they all become part of it.

“I think my point is that visual outliers are what’s needed to keep the environment stimulating”.

So, Mark has an idea to make some of the culturally defined possible affordances of objects visual so that the space became an activity space.


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