Computational Aesthetics: the beholder needs eyes?

Computational aesthetics is a subfield of Artificial Intelligence, concerned with the computational assessment of beauty in domains of human creative expression  which bridges science and art. As an emerging and new interdisciplinary field, the seed of today’s Computational Aesthetics can be traced as far back as 1928, when American mathematician George David Birkhoff proposed the […]

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Why I’m a Communication Designer.

The way that we humans use symbols and signals to transmit information among each other in order to communicate is fundamentally different from the way that most animal species do it, specially if we take into account how we mediate this process through technology. According to Manuel Bohn, a researcher in Stanford University inspired by […]

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Autonomous Artificial Artists.

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 […]

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Antidisciplinary Attitude is the Way.

Architect and designer Neri Oxman proposes in her “Krebs Cycle of Creativity” a map for four domains of creative exploration—Science, Engineering, Design and Art—in an attempt to represent the antidisciplinary hypothesis: knowledge can no longer be produced within disciplinary boundaries, but is entirely entangled. Inspired by the philosophical work of designer John Maeda this circular […]

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Top transhumanist tech.

Transhumanists advocate the improvement of human capacities through advanced technology. Not just technology as in gadgets you can buy in your local shopping mall, but technology in the grander sense of strategies for eliminating disease, helping the world’s poorest, improving quality of life and social interconnectedness… Transhumanists tend to take a longer-than-average view of technological […]

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Cybernetic Serendipity.

Cybernetic Serendipity was a pioneering international exhibition held in London devoted to the relationship between the arts and new technology. Mounted at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in the summer of 1968 this cultural event dealt with the relationship of the computer and the arts. It was the first exhibition to attempt to demonstrate all […]

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