NIO, JIG-SOUND AND THE HEAP AS AN INTERACTIVE FORM OF MUSIC A 10 minute video I just finished about some of my interactive audio work: https://youtu.be/FcGEMHPhMVw And here's a new video about another interactive music piece: War Pigs: https://youtu.be/nCo4d5fURoo ja http://vispo.com

NIO, JIG-SOUND AND THE HEAP AS AN INTERACTIVE FORM OF MUSIC A 10 minute video I just finished about some of my interactive audio work: https:// And here's a new video about another interactive music piece: War Pigs: https:// ja http://vispo.com

coding is a fusion of data with dwelling, info and archicture, poetics and politics... enjoy your post! On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 9:47 PM, Jim Andrews <jim@vispo.com> wrote: > COMPUTER ART AND THE THEORY OF COMPUTATION > http://netartery.vispo.com/?p=1174 > > Having…

coding is a fusion of data with dwelling, info and archicture, poetics and politics... enjoy your post!

To contrast with this I thought I would look at how institutions define digital art. The Tate's definition is a trainwreck - http://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/d/digital-art Getty's is more nuanced - http://www.getty.edu/vow/AATFullDisplay?find=digital+art&logic=AND¬e=&english=N&prev_page=1&subjectid=300386810 And Wikipedia is more detailed - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_art I don't have my copy of…

To contrast with this I thought I would look at how institutions define digital art. The Tate's definition is a trainwreck - http://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/d/digital-art Getty's is more nuanced - http://www.getty.edu/vow/AATFullDisplay?find=digital+art&logic=AND¬e=&english=N&prev_page=1&subjectid=300386810 And Wikipedia is more detailed - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_art I don't have my copy of the T&H Digital Art book to hand but from memory it has more computer-based work than not - https://thamesandhudson.com/digital-art-9780500204238 (The Wikipedia page links to their page on "digital technology", which is strongly biased in favour of binary digital technology.) - Rob. On Wed, 28 Feb 2018, at 7:26 AM, Alex McLean wrote: > On 28 February 2018 at 14:55, Graham Wakefield <email obscured>> wrote: > > I was surprised how many equate digital with binary rather than with the broader sense of discrete units. Another example of how terms evolve to fit the most common usage.

COMPUTER ART AND THE THEORY OF COMPUTATION http://netartery.vispo.com/?p=1174 Having been a student of literature and mathematics, my mind was blown out of its socket when, some years later, I studied the theory of computation. Not only did it approach language in a…

COMPUTER ART AND THE THEORY OF COMPUTATION http://netartery.vispo.com/?p=1174 Having been a student of literature and mathematics, my mind was blown out of its socket when, some years later, I studied the theory of computation. Not only did it approach language in a sort of number theoretical way, but it was quite visual, also. And it even used the diagonal argument that Georg Cantor had developed in the previous generation to actually prove things worth knowing about infinity. And Kurt Godel was an interesting part of it. I think the theory of computation is useful in relation to the poetics of computer art. Fundamentally because the theory of computation is concerned with the limits of computers. It shows us that there actually are things that no computer will ever do, things that are just simply impossible for computers to do, ie, there are tasks for which no algorithm can exist. In fact, it's rather beautiful that Turing's invention of the so-called Turing machine was toward his being able to prove that there are some things that no machine will ever do. Turing didn't invent the Turing machine to usher in the age of computers. He invented it to prove that there are some things no machine will ever do. That's beautiful. The poetics of computer art can be philosophical, poetical, and yes, mathematical. You don't see that very much. Here it is.

On 28 February 2018 at 14:55, Graham Wakefield <grrrwaaa@gmail.com> wrote: > I was surprised how many equate digital with binary rather than with the broader sense of discrete units. Another example of how terms evolve to fit the most common usage. Yes…

On 28 February 2018 at 14:55, Graham Wakefield <email obscured>> wrote: > I was surprised how many equate digital with binary rather than with the broader sense of discrete units. Another example of how terms evolve to fit the most common usage. Yes I was surprised by this too, but then decided that as binary is the most basic of discrete counting systems I think in the context of this question the difference between 'binary' and 'discrete' is slight. I mean, "Something that can be represented as binary" would be a perfectly fine answer if this was an exam question (which it wasn't!).

I was surprised how many equate digital with binary rather than with the broader sense of discrete units. Another example of how terms evolve to fit the most common usage. Favourite column is “what is a computer”, some lovely responses there! Graham…

I was surprised how many equate digital with binary rather than with the broader sense of discrete units. Another example of how terms evolve to fit the most common usage. Favourite column is “what is a computer”, some lovely responses there!