the work of pioneering artists like Edward Ihnatowicz in the 1960's
and '70's as a major root of their discipline (which didn't emerge
until the mid-80's when it was named by Chris Langton).
It's one of the few examples I know about where an artistic movement
(convergence of systems and conceptual art with the computer) has led
directly to a new scientific discipline. Another, of course, is
(I think I have posted this in the past to an early discussion on
YASMIN? But think it is relevant to this strand).
For more about Ihnatowicz see: http://www.senster.com There are also
a couple of chapters about him in our new Leonardo book - White Heat
Cold Logic: http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11548
Also a chapter by me on the role of the Slade School of Art,
University College London, in the convergence (as above) and emergence
of computational + generative and A-life art in the 1970s.
Paul Brown - based in the UK March 2009
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