Computers and Art (2008) by Stuart Mealing

By Stuart Mealing

Pcs and Art offers insightful views at the use of the pc as a device for artists. The techniques taken range from its old, philosophical and useful implications to using machine expertise in artwork perform. The participants contain an paintings critic, an educator, a training artist and a researcher. Mealing appears on the power for destiny advancements within the box, either the creative and the computational facets of the sphere.

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The idea that different sets of words should be used for the picture elements and the real world elements that they stand for can be attributed to Symbolic 31 32 33 AI and in particular the work of Guzman , Clowes and Huffman , who described such sets of relations as denotation systems. ’ “say what the marks in the picture stand for”. ’ AARON and Rose have exploited a useful commonality of ideas between research in AI and drawing theory. It is the passage of ideas between AI, which has always used computer programming as a central research tool, and drawing theory that has made computer programing a productive medium to hypothesise about the nature of drawing.

It was in California that Cohen first encountered computer programing when a young graduate of music and computer science, Jeff Raskin (who later headed a team involved in designing the Macintosh home computer), taught him to program. Cohen immersed himself in this task as an intellectual challenge, at this stage not anticipating a link with his painting. It was not until six months later that he recognised a common denominator within his work as a painter and his hobby of computer programming.

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