Re: [-empyre-] pieces of history
My biggest inspriation has come from chatbots: ELIZA by Joseph Weizenbaum, ALICE by Richard S. Wallace; and approaches to robotics: Brooks, Tilden...
In message <BC20D344.FE3Efirstname.lastname@example.org> Simon Biggs <email@example.com>
> On 06.01.04 18:41, "noah wardrip-fruin" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > If I might pose a question, I'd be interested to know what work from
> > the history of new media (however we define the term) empyre folks
> > have found particularly important - perhaps as you came into the
> > field, or in a later stage of your work.
> > Noah
> There are numerous works across many different new media that are important.
> To try to argue for just a few is only to discount the value of so many
> other equally worthwhile contributions.
> Rather than focus on individual works, which just plays into the hands of
> those who seek to comodify art through reification of the object, it might
> be more productive to look at processes, practices and methodologies that
> have been established, whether individually or collectively, which have come
> to be influential. In this instance individual works can then be seen as
> illustrative rather than as paradigmatic.
> Simon Biggs
> Research Professor
> Art and Design Research Centre
> Sheffield Hallam University, UK
> Senior Research Fellow
> Computer Laboratory
> University of Cambridge
> empyre forum
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