Things Theory of Art Should Learn from Natural Computing

  • Fuminori Akiba
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Part of the Proceedings in Information and Communications Technology book series (PICT, volume 6)


In this paper, we first depict a short history of arts and make clear that current critical artworks are not successor to original fine arts. Then, we acknowledge that some key points of fine arts remain in natural computing, especially in the idea of ‘harnessing.’ Finally, we re-evaluate artworks from the point of view of natural computing, especially from the idea of ‘harness’ in natural computing. We further suggest the possibility of making a new lineage, for example, from horticulture in the 18th century through land art to the idea of harnessing in natural computing, and to expect new successors to fine arts in extension of this lineage.


theory of art natural computing harnessing history of art 


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  • Fuminori Akiba
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  1. 1.Graduate School of Information ScienceNagoya UniversityJapan

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