The beginning of Art Theory and Artificial Intelligence in Greece: Documentating 30 years of a cross-disciplinary research

In this years conference “Taboo, Transgression, Transcendence in Art & Science” (26-28 May 2017, Ionian University, Corfu Greece) I presented an essay in an html format on the intersection of art theory and artificial intelligence in Greece through a case study and a theoretical approach.

You can browse the html presentation here: http://lekseikones.metartnet.com

The adventures of the eye

Snippet from the film documentary ‘The adventures of the eye’ (Οι περιπέτειες του ματιού) by Poly Kasda, directed by Marc Gastine, TV show Periskopio, Athens, Hellenic Radio Television, 1986

The paper included in the conference proceedings is a follow up of my theoretical research in the cross-disciplinary field of art theory and artificial intelligence.

You can read the abstract below and the full paper in Academia:

Title
Art Theory and Artificial Intelligence in Greece: Documenting 30 years of a cross-disciplinary research

Abstract
The essay aims to bring forward the ongoing collaboration of artist-writer Poly Kasda and professor of artificial intelligence John Kontos, who marked the beginning of the art theory, consciousness and artificial intelligence discourse in Greece in the mid 80’s, based on an original research.

To this end, the essay outlines three projects of Kasda‒Kontos collaboration in the course of 30 years, which marked their cross-disciplinary research:

  • The film documentary ‘The Adventures of the Eye’ (1986)
  • Kasda’s book publication ‘The Conscious Eye: Art – Perception – Informatics’ (1988)
  • Kasda–Kontos’ joint book publication ‘Artificial Intelligence Professor John Kontos needles Poly Kasda’s “Conscious Eye”: Perception – Consciousness – Diegesis – Discovery – Creativity’ (2015).

Keywords
art theory, artificial intelligence, Poly Kasda, John Kontos, human-machine consciousness

 

The conscious eye

Flick through
The Conscious Eye, Art – Perception – Informatics
(Το συνειδητό μάτι, Τέχνη – Αντίληψη – Πληροφορική),
Poly Kasda, 1988, Aigokeros.

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