The minimum of operating means.

The early 1960s brought about a significant shift in western art, largely in reaction to the critical and popular success of the highly personal and expressive painterly gestures of Abstract Expressionism. Minimalist artists, for example, produced pared-down three-dimensional objects that have no resemblance to any real objects. Heavily influenced by the Dutch De Stijl group, the Russian Constructivists and […]

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Creative State of Mind.

The emergent field of Neuroscience and Creativity studies has experienced a great boom in recent years. For many people -influenced by the perspectives of 19th century Romanticism– creativity remains an unattainable mystery for science (Boden, 2013). However, currently the focus of cognitive neuroscience has renewed the study of creative processes and our ability to realize novel […]

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Dimensions of Creativity.

“Creativity is a puzzle, a paradox, some say a mystery. Inventors, scientists, and artists rarely know how their ideas arise. They mention intuition, but cannot say how it works. Most psychologists cannot tell us much about it either. What’s more, many people assume that there will never be a scientific theory of creativity–for how could […]

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The true poet is creative.

The french philosopher Voltaire, one of the main characters in the Age of Enlightmen, declared that “the true poet is creative”. Today it may seem strange to think of an author who writes verses that it´s not imaginative and ingenious, but to better understand the previously cited quote we must take into consideration the evolution […]

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Ideas as artistic machines.

Artsy defines “Generative Art” as works created through the use of autonomous systems such as: natural language rules, algorithms, genetic sequences, machines, or procedural interventions. The various implementation of these processes yields a range of results, from ordered artworks to others created by randomization. Different examples of Generative Art come from throughout art history, from the […]

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