• Synthetic Life: The Thinking Bot's Guide to the Universe

Golding, Johnny, 2011, Conference or Workshop, Synthetic Life: The Thinking Bot's Guide to the Universe at Invited Lecture, Philosophy Dept, Northwestern University, USA, May 27 2011.

Abstract or Description:

The elaboration of a 'post-identity' theory in the context of the birth of Synthia, an artificially generated 'life form'. Not only does it tackle the problem of representational theory, it outlines the way in which complexity, Mandelbrot's invention of fractals and the emergence of 'ana-materialism' is crucial for the 'becoming-x' of new (and old) life forms. It ends with a link to the Formant Brother's work on 'roku-gaku'. Earlier version given as Keynote at the Touched: When Philosophy Met Art Conference (Dept of Philosophy, Univ of Liverpool and the Liverpool Biennale, Nov 19 2010). This version was given as an invited lecture to the Philosophy Dept, Northwestern University, May 27, 2011.

Subjects: Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2017 16:24
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 15:48
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3039
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