1 Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 Department of Computer Science, Science and Technology, Aarhus University3 Department of Computer Science, Science and Technology, Aarhus University
In this chapter I discuss how an aesthetic approach to computing can contribute to the further development of the branch of computing dealing with human use of interactive technology. It is my hypothesis that human-computer interaction can advance if redefined as an aesthetic discipline. More specifically, I look into Wartofsky's account on the history of perception, and the function of art in this. The potential of this account in relation to human-computer interaction is to place experience and culture as first order aspects to be integrated with the traditional foci on cognition and work arrangement design.