The Arts and the Algorithm: An Amalgamation

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The Arts and the Algorithm: An Amalgamation

A two-day workshop on Algorithmic Arts, January 11 & 12, 1:00PM-4:30PM (EST)

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This two-day workshop, which, as part of an envisioned series, will assemble a diverse group of Algorithmic Arts (“AlgoArts”) educators and practitioners to explore, discuss, and propagate successes in broadening public participation in computing in the arts. Workshop attendees will:

  • identify promising strategies for integrating the arts with computer science education, by fostering a robust dialogue among educators, practitioners, and researchers working in this shared space; and
  • create a community of experts who can develop recommendations for curricular guidelines and pedagogical practices, public policy and funder actions, and for research to advance this growing field of inter- and trans-disciplinary practice.

Algorithms have existed for at least 2,000 years (e.g., Euclid’s algorithm). In music and art, algorithms appear as early as Guido d’Arezzo (ca. 1000 A.D.), and in compositions of Bach, Mozart, John Cage, and Iannis Xenakis, as well as in the visual works of MC Escher, Vera Molnár, and Ernest Edmonds, among others. Building on this historical momentum, the workshop will examine the potential for bringing greater amalgamation or synthesis of (a) the creativity and design of the arts, with (b) the mathematical rigor and formality of computer science, technology, and engineering.