[eu-gene] need advice on a framework design
rob at robmyers.org
Mon Jan 30 23:27:18 GMT 2012
On 30/01/12 21:42, alex wrote:
> On 30 January 2012 20:55, Philip Galanter<list at philipgalanter.com> wrote:
>> I mean autonomy here as the term is *commonly* used in robotics. There is a qualitative difference between a robot capable of exploration without human guidance and an automobile. Similarly there is a qualitative difference between generative art systems and items like paint brushes.
> In any case, I think I disagree with you on the last point. Look
> closely at a brushmark and surely there are all sorts of patterns that
> the artist did not have control over, and the brushmaker did.
We don't ascribe intent (or control) to the brush. The brush is noise.
> I think generative art claims far too much for autonomy.
Fetishizes it, even?
I think the *aspiration* of ceding control to process is valuable in
generative art. We may not actually be able to depict angels, capture
modernity, express rugged individualism, or fork an autonomous process.
But we can get a lot of value from *trying* to do so, or acting as if we
Great art implies the possibility of failure...
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