chapter  5
48 Pages

Not Intelligent by Design

ByPaul Brown, Phil Husbands

One of the key themes that emerged from the formal investigations of art and aesthetics during the twentieth century was that of the autonomous artwork. The goal of an artwork that was not just self-referential but also self-creating found renewed vigour in the work of the systems and conceptual artists and especially those who were early adopters of the, then new, technology of artificial intelligence (AI).