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MAT 256 Visual Design through Algorithms Artistic Experimentation Process Media Arts and Technology Graduate Program UC Santa Barbara Winter 2006 MAT 256 Visual Design through Algorithms Artistic Engineering Interaction Meaningful interaction Where both artistic and engineering experimentation occurs The engineering should not solve an artistic technical problem The art should not illustrate the engineering principle Media Arts and Technology Graduate Program UC Santa Barbara Translation synthesis metaphoric transposition may be appropriate terms to describe the interaction Winter 2006 MAT 256 Visual Design through Algorithms What is Artistic Experimentation CREATIVE IMPULSE Art is the process or result of making material works which from concept to creation focus on the exploration of the creative impulse NOT NECESSITY DRIVEN art is distinguished from other works by being in large part unprompted Media Arts and Technology Graduate Program UC Santa Barbara by externally defined necessity by biological drive or by any undisciplined pursuit of recreation Winter 2006 MAT 256 Visual Design through Algorithms Purpose of Artistic Work Media Arts and Technology Graduate Program UC Santa Barbara To communicate ideas that are better expressed through artistic methods To generate strong emotions either pleasureable or painful To create a sense of beauty or pleasure To explore the structure and syntax of language structures To make visible hidden structures forms thoughts and methods Kant Art is the play of the imagination The purpose may also be seemingly nonexistent Winter 2006 MAT 256 Visual Design through Algorithms Art as a Form of Cultural Expression To explore philosophical propositions To engage in political religious discourse To address issues in the air for instance cinema which aims at a large audience needs to tap into the collective anxiety collective interest to draw audiences Media Arts and Technology Graduate Program UC Santa Barbara Expressions are many times



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