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      Re-Visiting and Re-Coding Classic Algorithmic Art

      Proceedings of EVA London 2020 (EVA 2020)
      AI and the Arts: Artificial Imagination
      6th July – 9th July 2020
      Algorithmic art, Re-code, Sol LeWitt


            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.


            Author and article information

            July 2020
            July 2020
            : 172-175
            [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
            © Rangel. Published by BCS Learning & Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2020

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            Proceedings of EVA London 2020
            EVA 2020
            6th July – 9th July 2020
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            AI and the Arts: Artificial Imagination

            1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development

            Self URI (article page): https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.30
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Algorithmic art,Re-code,Sol LeWitt


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