The TEI’ 18 Arts Track exhibition, “Beyond
Convergence,” reflects the notion of the post-digital
in relation to tangible interactive settings. We
interrogate the digital beyond by simply contrasting
it with the analog or physical, but also by exploring
how digital qualities manifest in our everyday
world, finding countable and discrete units in our
environments and behaviors to form a so-called
interpretative digitality. A post-digital perspective re-examines traditional views and practices on building
interactive experiences, embracing a process of
design that equalizes the digital and the analog
through a multiplicity of formats, encompassing the
electronic, the mechanical, and the tactile.
In many contributions, we see how old media and
natural materials have risen in prominence, and
how traditional practices are being cherished and
reinvented as part of interactive experiences.
In a dedicated evening of live performance and
installation art, we opened the doors to the public
in Stockholm’s renowned House of Culture and
City Theatre. We also staged t wo special events as
part of the TEI schedule: an interactive music and
dance plenary performance by Steve Gibson [ 1] and
a collaborative artwork between K TH and Stanford
University [ 2], held at K TH’s unique Reactor Hall
venue, a disused nuclear reactor site.
Robyn Taylor, Asreen Rostami, and Vygandas
TEI’ 18 Arts and Performance Chairs
1. Gibson, S. Opto-Phono-Kinesia (OPK):
Designing motion-based interaction for expert
performers. Proc. of the Twelfth International
Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and
Embodied Interaction. ACM, New York, 487–
2. Handberg, L., Elblaus, L., Chafe, C., and
Canfield-Dafilou, E. K. Op 1254: Music for
neutrons, networks and solenoids using a
restored organ in a nuclear reactor. Proc.
of the Twelfth International Conference on
Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction.
ACM, New York, 2018, 537–541; https://doi.