Minds are simply what brains do.

“Why is it so much harder to appreciate that thinking is an aspect of the brain, that also could be described, in principle, in terms of the self-same physical laws? The answer is that minds do not seem physical to us because we know so little of the processes inside brains. (…) A related reason […]

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The machine will have the idea…

Computational Creativity is a new academic field devoted to the study and modeling of computational processes that achieve creative tasks. Its main duties are the study of computational models of (human) creativity, designing artificially creative systems, and also to deploy computational systems for supporting creativity. Understanding brain processes behind creativity and modeling them using computational means […]

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The Museum is an Asylum.

“This conservatory function of the Museum, which reached its highest point during the 19th century with Romanticism, is still generally accepted today, adding yet another paralysing factor. In fact nothing is more readily preserved than a work of art. (…) The Museum not only preserves and therefore perpetuates, but also collects. The aesthethic role of […]

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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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The Conquest of Ubiquity.

“Just as water, gas, and electricity are brought into our houses from far off to satisfy our needs in response to a minimal effort, so we shall be supplied with visual or auditory images, which will appear and disappear at a simple movement of the hand, hardly more than a sign”. Extract from “The Conquest […]

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