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Harold Cohen RIP

Artist who pioneered art with code and robotics passed away on the 27th of April 2016.

He developed AARON, code which could generate unique visual compositions in 1973, starting with abstract and later with more representational subjects in the 80s and 90s. In the 90s, these compositions were then drawn and painted by plotters onto canvas. Here is a video of a brief interview with the artist:

Harold Cohen’s website can be found here
More about AARON can be found here and here
An informative PDF can be found here
A previous PK post about AARON can be found here

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Rhizome - Prosthetic Knowledge Picks: The Algorists

A collection of items from the Prosthetic Knowledge Tumblr archive and around the web, focusing on a collection of European artists who since the 1960’s have independently been creating art with the computer, and in 1995, became known as ‘Algorists’. 

Definition of an Algorist:

if (creation && object of art && algorithm && one's own algorithm) { include * an algorist * } elseif (!creation || !object of art || !algorithm || !one's own algorithm) { exclude * not an algorist * }

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