13.0078 machine and human

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 28 Jun 1999 22:14:46 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 78.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 13:29:37 -0400 (EDT)
From: Francois Lachance <lachance@chass.utoronto.ca>
Subject: machines & intimate relationships


The documentation of a recent exhibit of kinetic/robotic art by Jeff Mann,
Mike O'Brien, Victoria Scott, and Norman White might be of interest to
some Humanist readers.


They develop intimate relationships with the technologies that they
employ, and in the process, the artists see in their creations
reflections of themselves. The artworks are billed as personal explorations
that are equal parts technological experimentation and philosophical inquiry.

"In learning to make the machine, the machine begins to make you."
Victoria Scott

"Machines are a lot like people. They are more like people than
anything else."
Jeff Mann

I found some of the commentary on the process of invention and the
nature of failure remind me of some of the discussions you have
fostered regarding technologically assistend (enhanced?) text analyis.


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