interface ecology

This approach models and develops the interface as a multidimensional border zone between people, activities, codes, components, and systems. Such border zones are characterized by the relationships that they enable and prohibit. The development of hybrid forms can be catalyzed or prevented. The need to understand and resolve differences can function as a barrier, or as a transformative mechanism that drives innovation. Theory and practice are connected, instead of separated, as in studies approaches (e.g. performance studies, cinema studies, cultural anthropology). We develop a metadisicplinary theoretical foundation, and apply it in the process of our research.


Kerne, A., doing interface ecology: the practice of metadisciplinarity, Proc SIGGRAPH 2005, Art and Animation, 181-185.

Kerne, A., Concept-Context-Design: A Creative Model for the Development of Interactivity. Proc ACM Creativity and Cognition 2002, 192-199.

Kerne, A., Interface Ecosystem, the Fundamental Unit of Information Age Ecology. Proc SIGGRAPH 2002: Art and Animation, 142-145.

Kerne, A., Wright, W., Schiphorst, T., Matteas, M., Jeremijenko, N., Strauss, W., Extending Interface Practice: An Ecosystems Approach, Proc SIGGRAPH 2002: Abstracts & Applications, 90-91.

Kerne, A., Interface Ecology: An Open Conceptual Space of Collage and Emergence ArtLab23, Spring 2002:1, School of Visual Arts, NYC.

Kerne, A., The Conceptual Space of Collage, from CollageMachine to Interface Ecology and Back. Cultronix 05. CMU, Pittsburgh. December 2001.

Kerne, A., Open Processes Create Open Products: Interface Ecology As A Metadisciplinary Base For CollageMachine. Proc SIGGRAPH 2001: Abstracts and Applications, 239.

Kerne, A., CollageMachine: A Model of "Interface Ecology". NYU Ph.D. Dissertation. April 2001.

Kerne, A., The Interface Ecology Research Agenda for HCI. SIGCHI Research Agenda Workshop. Pittsburgh. May 1999.

Kerne, A., Cultural Representation in Interface Ecosystems Amendments to the interactions Design Awards Criteria. ACM Interactions. Jan - Feb 1998, 37-43.

Kerne, A., Interface Ecology: An Open Systems Approach to Analyzing and Making Culture. talk presented to the Conference on Performance Studies. Atlanta. March 1997.