What is Complexism? Generative Art and the Cultures of Science and the Humanities

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Galanter, P.: What is Complexism? Generative Art and the Cultures of Science and the Humanities. In: International Conference on Generative Art. Generative Design Lab, Milan Polytechnic, Milan (2008).



In previous papers I’ve discussed complexity theory as a context for generative art theory. This paper extends that discussion to consider the lessons learned from generative art about the cultural conflict between science and the humanities. It is argued that generative art is uniquely positioned to negotiate between science and the humanities, and suggests a new paradigm called “complexism” as a subsuming synthesis of modernism and postmodernism.

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