by benjamin britton on October 19, 1997 at 17:13:50:
In Reply to: Re: anthropomorphizing the machine posted by alex galloway on May 19, 1997 at 01:35:16:
: : Ken, I just read another interesting thing that
: may add a new perspective to this thread. The subject
: is computer viruses, and I would suggest that the
: computer virus is a form of authorless, artificially
: intelligent art form. The article is at:
: and is a very complete history of virus production
: in eastern europe.
duchamp said the viewer finishes the picture.
does the picture finish the picture?
i can accept a concept that the viewer and the artist create
the work of art together in a sort of collaboration,
but the picture does nothing of the sort.
viruses do not create actions, they are created buy
programmers and triggered by users. art doesnt make itself, imho.
it is about time we made a distinction between artificial and real
intelligence. guns don't kill people, people do.
else, we should send curators out searching for new sticks and clouds
to enthrall us and entertain us.
otoh, maybe we should make citizenship laws for chairs.