Digital Public Art in Historical Urban Open Spaces: The Impact of New Technologies

Saleh, Asmaa and Hasan, Asmaa and Al-Hagla, Khaled (2022) Digital Public Art in Historical Urban Open Spaces: The Impact of New Technologies. Mobility, Knowledge and Innovation Hubs in Urban and Regional Development. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2022, 27th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 249-258. ISSN 2521-3938

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For centuries, public art has been used to commemorate historical events, celebrate heroes, inspire citizens, decorate public spaces, and attract tourists. It represents the current cultural and social situation and aesthetic and artistic tendencies. Now, contemporary public art often ignores the "Do not touch" sign and encourages users to involve in shaping art pieces to their own preferences. In this process, digital public art (DPA) takes on a new role as a connector between people and art, and public space acts as the interaction context. In the digital era, despite the blame attributed to new technologies for diminishing social contacts and degrading the identity of public spaces, today's application of new technologies with public art frequently produces astounding and surprisingly positive effects on people's feelings, perceptions, and behaviours. Digital public art can stimulate human senses while improving non-visual aspects of space. The study's main concern is to redefine the role of public art in the digital era to cope with the changes in users' behaviour and the rapid changes in technology. In the context of historical urban spaces, the study looks into the relationship between three main pillars: digital public art, urban spaces, and users' behaviour. It investigates the role of new technologies in shaping the future of public art. It also reviews types of DPA in historical urban spaces and their impact on boosting user interactions and urban space identity. Finally, a comparative analysis study presents some DPA types for historical urban spaces to achieve the required interaction and identity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital public art, Digital era, Historical Public Spaces, identity, Users' behavior, Social Interaction
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Depositing User: The CORP Team
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2022 17:04
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2022 14:01

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