Art Papers

Aesthetics of Liminality, Biocybernetics, and Generative Art

Tuesday, 12 August 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Rooms 118-120 Session Chair: Victoria Szabo, Duke University

The Aesthetics of Liminality: Augmentation as Artform

This paper describes modes of interaction in augmented-reality art in an attempt to constrict a critical vocabulary for this emerging artform.

Patrick Lichty
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Aesthetics of Biocybernetic Designs: A Systems Approach to Biorobots and Its Implications for the Environment

This paper demonstrates how systems theory emerges as a categorical foundation for the aesthetics of biocybernetic art, as contra-distinguished from and even opposed to existing, teleological narratives of perfection or form.

Reynaldo Thompson
Universidad de Guanajuato

Tirtha Prasad Mukhopadhyay
University of Calcutta

XEPA - Autonomous Intelligent Light and Sound Sculptures That Improvise Group Performances

XEPA is a generative installation of intelligent sound and light sculptures that independently evaluate the aesthetics of the other sculptures, infer an attempted theme or mood, and then modify their own aesthetics to better reinforce that theme, each time creating a performance that is emergent, unique, and widely varied.

Philip Galanter
Texas A&M University