TIL about Frieder Nake
“I am not a supporter of the claim that machines are creative. Anyone who should be, however, must describe where the machines’ intuition for creation comes from. I suspect that random number generators must play an important role in this.”
(A machine-translated the original german text)
- A mathematician and computer scientist, he is best known for being one of the founding fathers of computer art
- The images of his art contain a lot of white backgrounds. lines, basic shapes, solid colors, and a lot of repetition,…
- Speaks of the intersection between analog, digital, philosophy, computation, algorithm, aesthetics, and art
- Unfortunately very few of Frieder Nake’s essays are available in english.
Talks and interviews from Mr. Nake: