Geometry paints the painting itself.

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 […]

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The Augmented Posthuman Body.

Descartes once described the human body as a “fleshy machine” and today’s transhumanists would likely agree. Philosopher Nick Bostrom writes that as we seek to peer farther into posthumanity our ability to concretely imagine what it might be like to have such augmented thoughts and experiences cannot be though or experienced with our current capacities. […]

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Evolution by design.

Animal metamorphosis is nowadays defined in the field of biology as an esemble of transformations in which the individual transitions from a juvenile to an adult form, expressing the transformation power of life channeling biological processes. But this concept cannot only be reduced to its biological aspect since is also a literary construct (BRUGUIÈRE et al., 2018). For […]

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Artificial Intelligence Tribalism.

Intelligent Artifacts may be found in literature since Greek mythology but only after World War II, when modern computers became available, it has become possible to create programs that perform difficult intellectual tasks. Artificial Intelligence is over half a century old and for a very long time it was dominated by rule-based systems, a field […]

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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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Antidisciplinary Attitude is the Way.

Architect and designer Neri Oxman proposes in her “Krebs Cycle of Creaivity” 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 produced within, disciplinary boundaries, but is entirely entangled. Inspired by the philosophical work of designer John Maeda this circular approach […]

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