Subjectivity and inadvertence in computational art: muta-morphosis
Germen, Murat (2015) Subjectivity and inadvertence in computational art: muta-morphosis. In: Mura, Gianluca, (ed.) Analyzing Art, Culture, and Design in the Digital Age. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, United States, pp. 143-158. ISBN 9781466686793 (Print) 9781466686809 (Online)
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8679-3.ch012
Creativity is stochastic and assumptive in nature. The importance of randomness in the creative process must not be ignored, underestimated or intentionally disregarded in a condescending way. Notions of chance, randomness, or unpredictability are much important, especially when it comes to artistic creation. In addition to above notions, serendipity can be seen as the expected contribution for making expedient discoveries by coincidence, by chance. To put serendipity into work, there is need to accumulate a list of questions that need solving, acquaintance with already existing answers, and their use in daily life. Only when this knowledge is present, ‘chance’ can take its part in establishing the perfect milieu for the ‘problem’ and the ‘solution’ to nd each other. If there is already a great deal of knowledge accrued in our minds about the problem and the requisites for the solution, chance adds the nal piece to the puzzle. It is when we can start to talk about a traditional ‘prescriptive, authoritarian and rather conventional’ aesthetics vs. a new ‘generative, irregular, unprescribed’ aesthetics.
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