Nell Tenhaaf

Nell Tenhaaf
York University · Department of Visual Art and Art History

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The “Lo-fi” project applies iterative and prototype-based processes to a collaborative media art practice. The project has entailed several modes of experimentation: electronics, sound, programming, interactivity, iterative design and evaluation. The prototypes and interactive artworks that have been built through the project are treated not only a...
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In this article, we describe the aesthetics of emergence, which is our theoretical framework for an aesthetics of interaction and the underpinning of LoFi, an interactive A-life artwork that we are developing. We provide a survey of relevant concepts from the A-life and new media research communities, and we establish threads of commonalities with...
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Artificial Life artworks hold a unique place in the art world, one that has been largely mapped by the VIDA international competition through its annual recognition of outstanding works based on A-Life. Works that have received awards since the VIDA competition began in 1999 (25 prize-winning artworks and 56 honorary mentions) have gained viewer ap...
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artistic director, VIDA VIDA is an international competition that rewards excellence in artistic creativ-ity in the fields of artificial life and related disciplines, such as robotics and artificial intelligence. Funded by Fundación Telefónica in Spain, this award promotes the convergence of art, science and technology. Celebrating its tenth annive...
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The artwork Swell (2003), by Tenhaaf with sound by Kamevaar, has a pod-like amorphous shape and affords the feeling to people that they are dealing with an entity. It has been dubbed by some interactants as a “baby” robot, despite the fact that it has no moving parts and only one ultrasonic distance sensor for detecting its environment (and thus is...
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In this paper, we describe our work developing A-life sculpture: art works that are interactive and that incorporate be-haviours that are not explicitly explained to the human interactants. In interacting with A-life sculptures, human interactants discover the system's behaviours, a process that results in a co-construction of the artwork (and of t...
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A-life sculptures are dynamic art works in which hu-man participants function as co-creators. This paper describes a collaborative project to develop an A-life art work that has as its main component a heteroge-neous population of agents. The human interactant is represented within the agent population and their role as co-creator of the artwork is...
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The article discusses the term “embodiment” according to the different meanings it has in contemporary cultural discourse on the one hand, and in Artificial Intelligence or Artificial Life modeling on the other. The discussion serves as a backdrop for analysis of an interactive artwork by Vancouver artist Liz Van der Zaag, “Talk Nice”, which behave...
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This article, shaped by the authorÕs interest in convergences between art and science, presents scientists and philosophers of science who explore that convergence. However, since their expertise lies in science, they each speak from a principally scientific point of view. In fact, a common ground that emerges among them is an overt interest in poi...
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The early development and current concerns of artificial life practices are outlined in relation to both biology and art. The pragmatic side of a-life is presented, together with a consideration of how it compares with the biological sciences and a description of its methodologies for studying nature through computer simulation. A-life is proposed...

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