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Three Directions for Robotic Art

Three Directions for Robotic Art

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Article | 0 comments

  In 1964, Nam June Paik and Shuya Abe produced Robot K-456, an anthropomorphic, remote control construction made up of electronic elements and various objects. Precarious in appearance, the robot suggests a human body both in its rudimentary structure (which includes arms, legs, a head, breasts and a sandpaper penis which was subsequently removed) and...

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Art and artificial life, reflections on the current state of the field. Monica Bello

Art and artificial life, reflections on the current state of the field.  Monica Bello

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Article | 0 comments

In an interview from 1997, Douglas Adams, author of the acclaimed saga Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, explained his fascination with evolutionary biology and computer science in the newly emerging discipline of artificial life: “Life is the most powerful phenomenon on this planet, and now that we are discovering that there is a way to create life...

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After life. De anima and unhuman politics. Eugene Thacker

After life. De anima and unhuman politics. Eugene Thacker

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Article | 0 comments

Since the 1960s, the NASA programme has supported research into the exploration of life on other planets. Currently, their astrobiology programme involves multiple institutions and research programmes, including the NASA Astrobiology Institute.   Eugene Thacker is an author and associate professor of Media Studies at The New School in New York. Thacker...

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Mission Eternity: memory as artifical life

Mission Eternity: memory as artifical life

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Article | 0 comments

In 2005, the Swiss art collective etoy.CORPORATION launched Mission Eternity (winner of the first prize at VIDA 10.0), an ambitious project spanning various decades which seeks to explore life after death through a system that enables the conservation of digital files containing people’s memories. The idea is based on the inescapable fact that when a...

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International Seminar on Artificial Life (3/3): VIDA. Art and Artificial Life, 1998-2012

International Seminar on Artificial Life (3/3): VIDA. Art and Artificial Life, 1998-2012

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Article | 0 comments

On 15 and 16 November 2012, Espacio Fundación Telefónica’s auditorium hosted a meeting of experts who addressed, from different perspectives, the concept of artificial life and the challenges posed by contemporary research in fields such as robotics, synthetic biology and art. During the first part of the summary of the seminar we examined Gusz...

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International Seminar on Artificial Life (2/3): Artificial Life and Synthetic Biology

International Seminar on Artificial Life (2/3): Artificial Life and Synthetic Biology

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Article | 0 comments

On 15 and 16 November 2012, Espacio Fundación Telefónica’s auditorium hosted a meeting of experts who addressed, from different perspectives, the concept of artificial life and the challenges posed by contemporary research in fields such as robotics, synthetic biology and art. During the first part of this summary of the seminar, we examined Gusz...

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