Academic journals for high school students

Academic journals

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Historical Roots of Algorithmic Art

Ryan Seo
Seoul Foreign School


Algorithmic art, otherwise known as generative art, is gaining popularity as a new medium for aesthetic creation using computer-generated automation. It is also seen as a potentially powerful platform toward enhancing the understanding of AI. The use of AI to create art has not evolved without causing some controversy: firstly, algorithmic art has a reputation for being controversial in terms of the value of the artwork it produces; and secondly, algorithmic art is seen as fake by many artists as the creative process is being undertaken by a computer. In this paper I will show how algorithmic art has been around for much longer than most people know. Starting with early Islamic art and ending with the contemporary art world, I will show how it has led creativity throughout several genres and what the future holds.

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