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      (De)generative Art: Rules-transgressing algorithms

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      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      9 - 13 July 2018

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            Abstract

            While Descartes famous phrase “I think therefore I am” from 1637 was asking what does it mean to be human (Descartes 2001), this paper and demonstration explore a possibility of embodying desire, understood as a transgression of a law (Bataille 1986), into algorithms and letting them express those transgressions as artworks. Transgression, etymologically a “cross-over”, implies in Bataille a move from ordered, rational state into to unordered, irrational realm. If we think in traditional computing terms of the algorithm as a set of pre-defined rules, then it is hard to imagine any possibility of those rules being broken, without inherently breaking the algorithm. Only with the advent of artificial intelligence, notably different forms of neural networks, the notion of hard set of rules with a precisely defined sequence to be followed becomes softer, with algorithms’ ability to adopt and change the rules governing the solution to a given problem.

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            Conference
            July 2018
            July 2018
            : 221-222
            Affiliations
            [0001]Royal College of Art

            1 Hester Road

            London SW11 4AN, UK
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/EVA2018.42
            22e504d6-fe82-437b-bf09-fa49e256c521
            © Srbic. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2018, UK

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            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
            EVA
            London, UK
            9 - 13 July 2018
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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