Mar 21, 2011
MYRON KRUEGER'S CRITTER
Myron Krueger is an American computer artist who developed early interactive works. He is also considered to be one of the first generation virtual reality and augmented reality researchers.
He envisioned the art of interactivity, as opposed to art that happens to be interactive, by exploring the space between humans and computers. His focus lies in the possibilities of interaction itself, rather than on an art project, which is supposed to evoke some response in the user. Though his work was somewhat unheralded in mainstream VR thinking, which culminated the "goggles 'n gloves" archetype, his legacy has experienced greater interest as more recent technological advancements move toward unencumbered interactions.
In the video above, Myron Krueger presents his "Critter" and creativity machine at a technology and art conference at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 1986.