// Expanded Enaction

“E²: Expanded Enaction: Milan<=>Seoul”

“E²: Expanded Enaction: Milan<=>Seoul” is the result of an interdisciplinary international cooperation between the Dept. of Visual Communication Design of Hongik University of Seoul and the Master Course “Digital Environment Design” of NABA-Milan.
The collaborative workshop between the two cities, occurring through the communication networks, has been focused on conceiving, planning and producing projects of enhanced interface design for shared media installation.
The contents consist of a collection of different digital data (picture-video-sound) recorded in their own city by the students aggregated on interactive maps, a sort of “digital fresco” of their own cities.
Each side worked on aspects they where interested in, of the remote city. The results are artistic works arising from real space, seen through the mediation of cyber space to get again manifested in real space.
These works will be first presented at the NAO Performing Festival in Milan.

>Dept. of Visual Communication Design of Hongik University, Seoul, Korea:
Students: Yun Jin-Yeong, Cheong Chi-Hyuk, Lee Joo-Hoon, Kim Jeong-Gon, Choi Min-Seok, Lee Jin-Uk, Cho Min-Jae, Lee Min-Kyung, Oh Eun-Ji, Hwang Sang-Pil, Cheon Myung-Heon, Elena Marchenko, Park So-Young
Director: Oliver Griem

>Master Course “Digital Environment Design” of NABA-Milan, Italy:
Students: Fabio Alvino, Sebastiano Barbieri, Elena Castellini, Chiara Folladore, Mar’yana Matieva, Maurizio Sartori, Giovanni Scolaro, Ursula Seyr, Pietro Tarsitano.
Director: Paolo Atzori
Tutor: Nima Hajihosseini

Enaction is one of the possible ways of organizing knowledge and one of the forms of interaction with the world. The first definition of Enaction has been first introduced by (Bruner 1966,1968) and later by Francisco Varela and Humberto Maturana.
Enactive knowledge is information gained through perception-action interaction in the environment. In many aspects the Enactive Knowledge is more natural than the other forms both in terms of the learning process and in the way it is applied in the world. Such knowledge is inherently multimodal because it requires the coordination of the various senses.
Enactive Interfaces are new types of Human-Computer Interface, interactive systems that allow to organize and transmit this particular type of knowledge. Multimodal interfaces are a good candidate for the creation of Enactive interfaces because of their coordinated use of Haptic, sound and vision, that allow to express and transmit the Enactive knowledge by integrating different sensory aspects.