Humans and Machines: A Study of the Impacts of the Technological Advances in the Light of Generative Art Theory

Jürgen Hagler, Huoston Rodrigues Batista

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This paper is dedicated to the analysis of two works produced by two contemporary artists, more specifically ”Rachael is not real” by Matthias Winckelmann and ”Machine Hallucination”, by Refik Anadol, having as convergence point the generative method of production employed in both. The article describes both works using, as theoretical foundation, the most widely accepted definition of Generative Art and reveals
nuances of both works that might not be fully comprehended by the current theory. Finally, the article looks at some of the most recent technological advances and their impact on the art world, such as Artificial Intelligence, which have been used to create art, and proposes a reflection on the importance of revisiting theoretical definitions in order for them to be able to keep up with the technical evolution of art.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2022
Event27th International Symposium on Electronic Art: POSSIBLES - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 Jun 202216 Jun 2022


Conference27th International Symposium on Electronic Art
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