Week 1 (Aug 13) – Updated!
Room Bookings and COVID-19 Regulations
Course Description and Learning Objectives
Lectures on Generative Art:
– Generative art intro
– Generativity in the arts
– Procedural literacy and algorithmic thinking
– Software tools for generative art
– Hardware tools for generative art
– Systems for surprise, discovery and learning
– Vladimir Todorović
– Philippe Kocher
Generative Art Projects
Bryan Leow (ancient photo…)
TUTORIALS AND TECH CONSULTATIONS
Assessment and Grading
Generative Art Intro
Examples in 20 Century Art
John Cage, 4:33, 1952
William Anastasi, Subway Drawings, 1960’s
Nam June Paik, Random Access, 1963
Hans Haacke, Condensation Cube, 1963
Steve Reich, Piano Phase, 1967, etc.
Roman Signer, since 1980’s
WE WILL DISCUSS THESE IN MY LECTURE NEXT WEEK. New Media Art Examples
Golan Levin & Zachary Lieberman – 2007-2010 – Reface (Portrait Sequencer)
Julian Palacz – 2010 – Algorithmic Search for Love
Branger_Briz – 2017 – Muse AI Supercuts (Software Demo)
Mario Klingemann – 2017 – Face Feedback III
Libby Heaney – 2019 – Euro(re)vision
Christian Mio Loclair – 2019 – Blackberry Winter
Robert Seidel – 2004 – _grau
WE WILL EXAMINE AND DISCUSS WORKS IN THE LECTURES THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER.
Reflect on an example of generative art that you find interesting.
Some of the aspects to touch upon:
– What makes this work interesting or inspiring to you?
– What makes it a generative artwork?
– How does it relate to your own creative practice and interests?
Post your reflections with images, links etc. at the OSS Research category by next class Week 2 (20 Aug).
You will use your OSS post for live presentation next class Week 2 (20 Aug).