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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: CeRch seminar: 'The Gothic and Computer Art' (Margaret Boden), Tue 12th March@6.15pm, KCL, London, UK

This Tuesday, 12th March, Margaret Boden will be giving a talk on: The Gothic and Computer Art. 
Abstract and biography are at the bottom of this email.

The seminar takes place at 6.15pm in the Anatomy Museum Space, 6th floor, Strand Campus, King's 
College, London. Seminar details can also be found here:

We are very pleased to be hosting Professor Boden, who has recently been awarded the 2013 
Covey Award for a lifetime's outstanding research in the area of computing and philosophy by 
the International Association for Computing and Philosophy. 

Directions to the Anatomy Museum:

Please feel free to forward this email onto your own contacts who you think may be interested. 
Attendance is free, and open to all but registration is requested:

The seminar will be followed by wine and nibbles. 
Hope to see you there,
Anna Jordanous (Centre for e-Research)

PS Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this email. 

At first sight, computer art would seem to be utterly at variance with "the Gothic"--especially 
given Ruskin's emphasis on the handmade, and his critique of mechanisation in general. However, 
six of his twelve principles of Gothic art could be satisfied by various types of computer art. 
(These deal with the properties of the art object.) The other six, which deal with the spirit of 
art-making, are more problematic. But even they can sometimes be satisfied indirectly.

Margaret A. Boden OBE ScD FBA is Research Professor of Cognitive Science
at the University of Sussex, where she helped develop the world's first
academic programme in AI and cognitive science. She holds degrees in
medical sciences, philosophy, and psychology (as well as a Cambridge ScD
and three honorary doctorates), and integrates these disciplines with AI
in her research, which has been translated into twenty languages. Her
recent books include The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms; Mind as
Machine: A History of Cognitive Science; and Creativity and Art: Three
Roads to Surprise. She has two children and four grandchildren, and
lives in Brighton.

Centre for e-Research,
Department of Digital Humanities,
King's College London,
26-29 Drury Lane, 
London WC2B 5RL