Webstock '10: Regine deBatty - Please, don't let it be interactive

Regine Debatty

Please, don’t let it be interactive

There used to be a time when I wouldn't set foot in a 'new media art' festival if I wasn't promised an 'interactive experience'. Those were the days! After several years of waving the arms in the air, clicking, jumping, shooting, pushing and pulling, I realized I had had enough of interactivity for the remainder of the 21st century. What happened to the old me? Is it already moth-eaten? Or is there something fishy and faulty in the concept of interactivity for the Youth from 7 to 77?