“Natural science is concerned with the necessary, with how things are, whereas design is concerned with the contingent, with how things might be”, Herbert Simmon (1969). The field of User Experience Design (UXD) is a conceptual discipline focused on the interaction between human users, artifacts, and their contextual environments. So the main focus of this […]Read More Designing human cognitive experiences.
The question of to what degree algorithms are tools, as opposed to active collaborators, is a very interesting debate in which the artists can contribute interesting reflections. Fanboys of Frankfurt School of critical theory may argue -in a clear romantic stance- that modern means of artistic production and reproduction like photography and video destroyed the aesthetic, […]Read More Autonomous Artificial Artists.
“The computer takes up where psychoanalysis left off. It takes the idea of a decentered self and makes it more concrete by modeling mind as a multi- processing machine. Where the Freudian vision seemed speculative to some, literary to others, the computational model arrives with the authoritative voice of science behind it—and with the prospect […]Read More The computer takes up where psychoanalysis left off.
Recently I wrote about Generative Adversarial Networks, a revolutionary class of AI algorithms used in unsupervised Machine Learning, and their importat relation with the research in Computational Creativity. This type of framework for the design of Artificial Intelligences was invented by Ian Goodfellow in 2014. The system consist of one network that generates new data after learning from a training […]Read More Machine Learning as Art Practice.
Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky is depicted as the main pioneer and most influential teacher in the geometric abstraction movement. Kasimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian are also among its promoters although we can appreciate the use of geometry as an artistic and decorative expression since ancient cultures. Islamic art, for example, in its prohibition of depicting religious figures is a […]Read More Geometry paints the painting itself.
“Whether we are based on carbon or on silicon makes no fundamental difference; we should each be treated with appropriate respect”. Extract from “2010: Odyssey Two” (1982) by english writer and futurist Arthur C. Clarke. *(Picture: Wikipedia).Read More Carbon or silicon makes no difference…
Fueled by advances in computing power and connectivity the fields of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence have grown rapidly findimg new applications in factories, businesses and homes. No longer the domain of science fiction, the thrilling fields of robotics and artificial intelligence are becoming important business drivers. Let’s have a look at this interesting timeline… *(Pictures: […]Read More The rise of robotics and AI from 1921 to 2020.