Art in the age of situated robotics – Adam Linson, Sussex University – 28 October 2014, 4-5.30pm

Autumn 2014

Tuesday, 28 October, 16:00 until 17:30
Jubilee 144

Adam Linson (University of Oxford) – Art in the age of situated robotics: Expressivity, attention and significance

I will argue that artistic production depends upon particularities about cognitive architecture as they pertain to historically embedded, socioculturally situated processes of interpretation. These processes connect to mechanisms of attention and subjectively identified significance. Ultimately, I will show that the embodied interactions of everyday life provide the experiential background against which artistic sensibilities take shape. This contrasts with the predominant view that mere domain-specific formalisations of artistic practices and their output could be sufficient for an expressive robot artist.

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