Pearce, Celia

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Digital access to this material is pending artist's approval. Materials may be viewed onsite at the Goldsen Archive, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Kroch Library, Cornell University.

Since 1983, I have been involved in the creation of public installations that seek to expand audience participation and creativity. For over two decades, I have described what I do as "experience design," and more recently, borrowing from Joseph Beuys, as "social sculpting." I have worked primarily in the areas of social media and particularly "spatial media," work that focuses on navigation and physical space as a metaphor, as well as a container for narrative and social interaction. I have worked on the design of both physical and virtual spaces under the auspices of game design, attractions design and media art. I consider myself a designer first and foremost, but also work as a writer, teacher and lecturer.


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    2006 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Supplementary Material
    Pearce, Celia (2009-05-20T20:08:01Z)
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    2006 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
    Pearce, Celia (2009-05-20T20:06:11Z)
    The Electronic Quilting Bee is as an installation/event/game in which participants utilize wearable technology and traditional quilt-making techniques to create a giant physical quilt. Each participant creates a single square and integrates it into the quilt in such a way that it maintains a continuous circuit with adjacent squares. Participants are encouraged to integrate electronic devices, effects and behaviors into their quilt squares, as well as found objects or personal items they have brought with them. The quilt produced is not only a collaborative artwork but a social map and artifact of the event.