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      Re-Visiting and Re-Coding Classic Algorithmic Art

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      Proceedings of EVA London 2020 (EVA 2020)

      AI and the Arts: Artificial Imagination

      6th July – 9th July 2020

      Algorithmic art, Re-code, Sol LeWitt

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            Abstract

            This paper and demonstration shows how the procedure of creating an electronic visualisation of some particular existing classic algorithmic artworks can give a better and deeper understanding of the original work and, as it happened in the case study, allows to find mistakes that weren’t previously identified by historians, critics or researchers. This study is grounded on a case study that identified a mistake on one of the most widely spread documents that integrate Sol LeWitt’s masterpiece “Variations of incomplete open cubes”. In the contemporary context of digital and electronic technologies, that feed cultural superficiality, this study purposes that re-coding early algorithmic artworks can–besides being a great learning method for coding and thinking–give a deeper understanding about the thoughts and practices of the original piece authors.

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            Contributors
            Conference
            July 2020
            July 2020
            : 172-175
            Affiliations
            [0001]Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade do Porto)

            Av. de Rodrigues de Freitas 265, 4049–021 Porto, Portugal
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.30
            29d1b224-b076-45ee-ad31-23891120c57e
            © Rangel. Published by BCS Learning & Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2020

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Proceedings of EVA London 2020
            EVA 2020
            30
            London
            6th July – 9th July 2020
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            AI and the Arts: Artificial Imagination
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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