Re: Computer chicken

Subject: Re: Computer chicken
From: Larry Austin (
Date: Thu Sep 29 2005 - 15:29:01 EDT

Eliot Handelman wrote:

> There's a sentence in Mona Lisa Overdrive that I absolutely love, though I
> can't quote it exactly. The domestic AI is writing a novel and someone
> asks, "what's it about?"
> And the answer is, "oh it's not like that at all -- it loops into
> itself, it's the kind of thing
> that AI's do." An in one short image you have the whole history and
> destiny of avant-garde art.
> -- eliot

John Cage's definition of art--way back--was, in fact,
"Art is self-alteration." I agree that's a beautiful AI concept.


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