Wed. December 14th 2016 at 7:00pm
FAMU, Smetanovo náb. 2
Room U1, 1. floor
(lecture will be simultaneously translated into English)
Computers have gradually penetrated into all spheres of science, production, as well as our everyday lives. What is their impact on the artistic realm? The initial hopes and prospects of computers’ intellectual potential were soon overshadowed by the practice of immediate manual manipulation with digitized files. But the search for computer-enhanced creative process is still being developed within many different spheres of “computer art” (computer-generated art, art of artificial life, art of artificial intelligence, evolutionary art). Do these tendencies contradict the very meaning of artistic creativity or do they contribute to its further development?
Aleš Svoboda is a visual artist, theorist and critic of modern and contemporary arts; lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Humanities of the Charles University in Prague. He uses computers in his artistic work since the beginning of 1980s and has exhibited widely both in the Czech Republic and abroad. His theoretical interests focus on the history of computer art, meta-creativity and the uses of artificial intelligence and artificial life in arts.
OpenEye16 is a series of guest lectures by theorists, artists and lecturers addressing the themes of contemporary arts and new technologies. The lectures are open to students of FAMU and other art academies, universities and the general public. They are held in English or simultaneously translated.
FAMU, Smetanovo náb. 2, Prague 1
Room U1, 1st floor (unless mentioned otherwise).
OpenEye series is organized by FAMU — Dpt. of Photography in cooperation with Center for audiovisual studies.