A Journey from Abstract Film to Concrete Interaction

Date

2020-06-23

Advisors

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

1462-6268

Volume Title

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

The paper reviews abstract films and the notions of time that occur in them, contrasting them with the use of time in digital art. Developments by the author in making various generative digital abstract, or concrete, works are described and compared to film. The generation of the time element of the works described is integral with the generation of images. It is shown how different approaches to dealing with time in the digital context have emerged. In particular, an integrated constructivist approach has built from concepts in abstract film to go beyond cinema in a way that makes significant use of digital media. It has been possible to develop these works into interactive pieces by using artificial intelligent methods in various ways. True to the spirit of the early work described, these interactive works are also concrete rather than virtual. The art uses artificial intelligence to make real realities.

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Keywords

abstract art, artificial intelligence, film, generative art

Citation

Edmonds, E. A. (2020) A Journey from Abstract Film to Concrete Interaction. Digital Creativity, 31 (3), pp. 147-155

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Research Institute

Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT)