An Artistic Turing Test

Patrick Tresset, Sketches by Paul (details), Biro on paper. Copyright the artist, reproduced with permission.

Alan Turing, one of the greatest minds Britain has ever produced and the centenary of whose birth we are celebrating this year, had an important influence on artists. Two examples – A. Michael Noll’s “Mondrian Experiment” from the 1960s and the contemporary artist Patrick Tresset are described in this month’s article for the British Computer Society. Read it here: http://www.bcs.org/content/conWebDoc/47740  Patrick is one of the artists who features in an exhibition curated by Computer Art Society members to celebrate “Turing Year 2012″, at the Victoria & Albert Museum this month. His robotic drawing installation Paul can be seen here and at Neo Bankside London SE1, at the end of October.

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