GSA reflection Jan 2012

Reflective Statement January 2012   On reflecting upon my time spent studying on the MRes course I have recognised a great many positive features that I have embraced fully: the course has offered opportunities to discuss and develop a greater theoretical base from which I can launch my research. Through these discussions I have gained…

Kuhn versus Popper

Computer Art and the Question of Authenticity: Applying a Research Method   In the following entry I intend to analyse whether the information discovered further to the lecture covering Popper and Kuhn are relevant to my developing research plan. The assessment of the philosophers statements can be divided in to 3 broad areas: Firstly, whether…

Margaret Bodin – Authenticity and Computer Art

Authenticity and Computer Art Margaret Bodin http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/courses/creative-systems/…/authenticity.pdf Margaret Boden opens her authoritative essay on computer art with, ‘it is often seen as inauthentic, even strictly impossible, because it lacks certain essential features of genuine art. For instance, it’s said that computers don’t have emotions; that any work of art is a human communication rooted in…

Dutton’s Authenticity in Art

Authenticity in Art Denis Dutton A microcosmic synopsis In his essay Dutton demonstrates that authenticity in art may be comprised of what we call nominal authenticity. This can be defined as the correct attribution of its authorship, or provenance of an object to it’s original creator, rather than that of a forgery. This ensures that…

Week 4 at the GSA

I should have added this post weeks, no months ago, but forgot all about it – so here it is as part of the mass upload I’m tackling today. The Practice of Research Reflective Log Entry – Tim Collins 24/10/11   I found today’s lecture by the new head of post-graduate studies, Tim Collins, inspiring…