I think this is perhaps almost definitive. Without come combination of A
and B, the system is not really interactive, nor do the performers have any
real impact on the core of the piece. If only A is true, then any
interactivity is merely navigational (in the broadest sense of that word).
If only B is true, then this is really improvisation, with some inevitable
impact from the composer who provides the basic materials within the
environment. I would go as far as to say that, only if A and B are true,
do we have a genuine interactive environment with structural
Thanks for the great comments, really good stuff.
R i c h a r d P o v a l l
Assoc. Prof of Computer Music and New Media / Chair, TIMARA Dept.
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Oberlin, OH 44074-0332 USA || Oberlin Conservatory of Music
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