Portrait Of The Artist As An Algorithm

In today’s episode I welcome you to the Museum of Non-Human Art, a brand new gallery full of art made entirely by machines, computers, algorithms, robots and other non-human entities. I hope your enjoy your visit!

To see pictures of any of the artworks we talked about on this show head to the website! 


Elizabeth Stephens, Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland
Michael Noll, computer artist, professor emeritus at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California
Ahmed Elgammel, director of the The Art & Artificial Intelligence Lab at Rutgers University
Orit Gat, art critic & writer
Xiaoyu Weng, Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Associate Curator of Chinese Art at the Guggenheim 

Further Reading:

Do Androids Dream of Electric Bananas?
Machines in the Garden
Automata by Jacquet-Droz
The Story of Jacquet-Droz
When the Machine Made Art
"Incredible Machine" (1968) — main-title animation sequence for award-winning movie by Owen Murphy Productions for the American Telephone & Telegraph Company.
"Patterns by 7090," by Michael Noll
"Computer Generated Ballet" by Michael Noll
Human or Machine: A Subjective Comparison of Piet Mondrian’s ‘Composition with Lines’ and a Computer–Generated Picture
CAN: Creative Adversarial Networks Generating “Art” by Learning About Styles andDeviating from Style Norms
Quantifying Creativity in Art NetworksLarge-Scale Classification of Fine-Art Paintings: Learning the Right Metric on the Right Feature
A Computer Vision System for Artistic Influence Mining
Tales of Our Time Exhibit at the Guggenheim
Sun Yuan & Peng Yu: Tales of Our Time

Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.

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