COGS RESEARCH SEMINARS
Tuesday, 28 October, 16:00 until 17:30
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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