authorless art

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by alex galloway on May 17, 1997 at 01:37:45:

In Reply to: Re: anthropomorphizing the machine posted by Ken Feingold on May 02, 1997 at 21:42:02:

i'd say that there is much room for authorless art. theory i'd reference: barthes' death of the author, others... but that's not the point.
i'd like to focus on how the computer makes this possible for the first time.
ken, perhaps you could humor me with my metaphor. yes, people write code. but in the hands of the artist this code reflects back on the artist
and acts out a sort of artificial life that is unlike traditional art forms.
My point here is that art (texts) *act*. they perform work. they may be authorless.
Interactive art doesn't create an object, per se. the object is created by the user.

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