CG-Art: Demystifying the Anthropocentric Bias of Artistic Creativity

Leonardo Arriagada*

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This aesthetic discussion examines in a philosophical-scientific way the relationship between computation and artistic creativity. Currently, there is criticism of the idea that an algorithm can be artistically creative. There are few exponents of the idea that computer-generated art (CG-Art) meets the definition of creativity proposed by Margaret Boden (2011): “the ability to come up with ideas or artifacts that are new, surprising, and valuable.” Moreover, it has been pointed out that CG-Art is not fundamentally art, because art is considered a unique and exclusive human manifestation of our species. I propose that the denial of CG-Art as art has an anthropocentric bias. To demonstrate this, I use recent studies in cognitive science on artistic creativity to show that behind the denial of creative artistic capacity to machines lies a negationist mysticism of current scientific advances.
Originele taal-2English
TitelArt Machines
SubtitelInternational Symposium on Computational Media Art Proceedings
RedacteurenRichard William Allen, Olli Tapio Leino, Malina Sui, Sureshika Piyasena
UitgeverijCity University of Hong Kong
Aantal pagina's5
ISBN van geprinte versie978-962-442-421-8
StatusPublished - 1-dec.-2018
Extern gepubliceerdJa
EvenementArt Machines: International Symposium on Computational Media Art - City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Duur: 4-jan.-20197-jan.-2019
Congresnummer: 1


ConferenceArt Machines
Verkorte titelISCMA 2019
Land/RegioHong Kong
StadKowloon Tong
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