An A-Z of automated art

A is for Algorithm

An algorithm is a step-by-step list of instructions that need to be followed to solve a problem. Systems music and algorithmic composition use such sets of instructions to make music with minimal human intervention.

A is also for the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

The AAAI is a nonprofit scientific society that promotes research in, and responsible use of, artificial intelligence. Their website contains lots of resources including on using Artificial Intelligence in creative works of art.

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Workshop and Performance at the Dana Centre in November

If a robot is programmed to draw a portrait is that art?


These are some of the questions we will be investigating in Algo-rhythms a workshop at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre on the evening of November 14th.


In it, we will be looking at whether we rate automated art differently than art that we know was produced by a human being.


Participants will choose from a range of creative tasks to come up with a drawing, a dance or a sound-scape – or a combination of these – which we will then share, asking ourselves if we can spot the difference between what was created from a set of automated rules and what was constructed freely from a human perspective.


We will talk a bit about the different automated and creative strategies we used to create our dance Meeting Place and then we will perform it.

This event is free but has to be booked in advance. Click here to book.

We hope to see you there!


Agony Art

On 23 November we are performing Meeting Place at Chisenhale Dance Space as part of Agony Art. Also performing are Brainer and Stella Dimitrakopoulou. Performances start at 7pm (bar from 6.30pm), tickets are £5 on the door

An evening of performance of the experimental kind. Tonight’s pieces include a pleasingly mathematical duet from Hamish MacPherson and Martine Painter, and two pieces from the trio Brainer, who combine sound, speech, movement and repetition in a fashion you may find amusing or annoying. Only one way to find out.– Time Out