Technology Recapitulates Phylogeny: Artificial Life Art*

The author discusses the notion of emergence, the result of a collapse of both scientific and artistic barrierst hat has contributed to the rise of artificial life art. A discussion of artists who use biology as model and computers as material will lead into a description of some current artificial life art works. The author finishes with conclusions about the work of art in relation to artificial life techniques and interactive art in particular.

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