In the video Myron Krueger explains the Videoplace installation.

About Videoplace

In Videoplace Krueger combines some ideas from his older installations Metaplay or GlowFlow.

Myron Krueger works on Videoplace until 1984. He modifies it regularly and finally develops 25 different programs which can run on the installation. Each program is defined by different interactions between the visitor and the installation.

One program is called "Critter", where a small green creature ("Critter") is "playing" with the visitor. As the visitor puts forth it's hand, the creature sits down on it. From there on it tries to reach the highest point of the person, and if it reaches it, it starts a dance.

In 1990 Myron Krueger's Videoplace is awarded with a Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica in the category "Interactive Art", which was given for the first time this year.

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Source: Söke Dinkla – Pioniere Interaktiver Kunst.
Von 1970 bis heute: Myron Krueger, Jeffrey Shaw, David Rokeby, Lynn Hershman, Grahame Weinbren, Ken Feingold.
ZKM Edition, Cantz: Ostfildern 1997, 272 Seiten, zahlr. Abb.
ISBN: 3 89322 923 X