I presented our paper “Touch of the Eye: Does observation reflect haptic metaphors in art drawing?“, co-authored with Steve DiPaola, at CHI 2015 in Seoul, Korea.
We present preliminary indications from an examination of the relationship between stimulus fixation and subsequent motor activity in art drawing. We utilize eye-tracking technology to observe the complex vision cycles of an artist’s drawing process, and a digital drawing tablet to capture motor activity. Early results suggest that deeper investigation of the relationship of eye and hand movement during artistic drawing may help to extend access to cognitive processes involved in the behavior and embodied response of artistic practice. We propose that a synthesis of phenomenological and technological modalities helps extend creative interactivity in computationally mediated self-expression.