Machines Explore Their Sensitive Side: The Emergence of Robot Art
Links to Fileshttp://blogs.goucher.edu/verge/verge-2/
MetadataShow full item record
Type of WorkText
RightsCollection may be protected under Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law. To obtain information or permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Goucher Special Collections & Archives at 410-337-6347 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SubjectsResearch -- Periodicals.
Humanities -- Research -- Periodicals.
Social sciences -- Research -- Periodicals.
I didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I registered for my Frontiers course, “Godel, Escher, Bach.” Our class, based on a book of the same name by Douglas Hofstadter, was largely math-based. As an Art History major, I was horrified. For my final project, I needed to find a topic my right-brain could more readily understand. The controversial issue of whether machines can make art was inspired by a PBS special called Scientific American Frontiers where host Alan Alda interviewed Harold Cohen, the creator of an artistic computer program called AARON. My paper chronicles the evolution of AARON in the context of whether computers should be considered creative.