[eu-gene] Software / generative / whatever
alex at slab.org
Thu Jan 5 23:39:10 GMT 2012
On 5 January 2012 22:33, Philip Galanter <list at philipgalanter.com> wrote:
> But just as various movements had to have specific names (abstract expressionist,
> impressionist, etc.) rather than trying to claim sole ownership of the term "painting",
> it would be good to coin a phrase for your art movement rather than insisting it is (by
> implication) that totality of generative art. We need "generative art" as a general term
> for a way of making art, not a why.
A fair point.
> p.s. I share your concerns about the conference. Very much so. I'd be interested
> in seeking/helping/building alternatives, but in a way that runs parallel to (and
> doesn't overtly attack) what already exists.
Yes, that would be a positive step, perhaps a workshop or something
like that. But if generative art is a how, rather than a why, then
would it be a completely technical workshop/conference? I'm thinking
of a similar event for painting, a group of painters presenting how
they paint to each other. (I've not been to siggraph, is that what
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