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Intentional Systems and the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hermeneutic Network by Jichen Zhu

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2011 Intentional Systems and the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hermeneutic Network: Agency and Intentionality in Expressive Computational Systems Human interaction with technical artifacts is often mediated by treating them as if they are alive. We exclaim “my car doesn’t want to start,” or “my computer loves to crash.” Of increasing cultural importance are software systems designed explicitly […]

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by / on December 13, 2011 at 4:50 pm / in LABS

The Sensorial Invisibility of Plants by Laura Cinti

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2011 The Sensorial Invisibility of Plants: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry through Bio Art and Plant Neurobiology The thesis, titled ‘The Sensorial Invisibility of Plants: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry through Bio Art and Plant Neurobiology’, is an interdisciplinary art practice-related research that focuses on the complexities in recognising plant behaviour. It explores the contradistinction between scientific studies that reveal […]

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by / on December 2, 2011 at 4:54 pm / in LABS

Aesthetic Complexity by Guy Birkin

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2011 Aesthetic Complexity: Practice and Perception in Art & Design This research focuses on the aesthetics of visual complexity in the practice and perception of visual art and design. It investigates why artworks tend to be complex and how visual complexity relates to aesthetic value. The aim is to understand visual complexity in terms of the […]

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by / on July 15, 2010 at 4:55 pm / in LABS

THE EAR OF THE BEHOLDER By Tom Davis

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2008-2009 The Ear of the Beholder: Ecology, Embodiment and Complexity in Sound Installation This thesis presents a body of practice and theory based work based on a study of an application of models from Complexity Theory to music creation. It focuses on implementations of Artificial Life techniques to explore the notion of emergence as a musical […]

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by / on July 10, 2010 at 4:58 pm / in LABS

NEW MEDIA ART IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE IN THE 2000S By Agnieszka Pokrywka

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2008-2009 New Media Art in Central and Eastern Europe in the 2000s “New media art in Central and Eastern Europe in the 2000s” master thesis by Agnieszka Pokrywka is presentation and analysis of contemporary new media art in Central and Eastern Europe in the context of history (soviet times) and current situation (network society). First chapter […]

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by / on July 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm / in LABS

fieldwork fieldwalking By Perdita Phillips

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2008-2009 fieldwork/fieldwalking: art, sauntering and science in the walkingcountry fieldwork/fieldwalking was a contemporary art project exploring practices of walking and science in the field. It explored the themes of walking and fieldwork in art, and as art. Whilst the sociology of science in the laboratory has been well theorized, less has been said about the field […]

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by / on July 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm / in LABS

RHYTHMIC DIGITALITY By Eleni Ikoniadou

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2008-2009 Rhythmic Digitality and the Modulations of Perception The main concern of this research is the potential of digital assemblages of art and technoscience to generate change. The thesis investigates a selection of contemporary installation artworks that deploy a range of techno-scientific processes in the search for new aesthetic experiences. These examples open a way of […]

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THE IMPLICIT BODY By Nathaniel Stern

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2008-2009 The Implicit Body: Understanding Interactive Art through Embodiment, and Embodiment through Interactive Art This dissertation rethinks critical discourses on interactive and digital art, shifting from the visual to the performed. Rather than situating new media along trajectories of language-, image-, or object-based art, it places emphasis on embodiment, relationality and emergence, providing some of the […]

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by / on July 6, 2010 at 5:00 pm / in LABS

MUTATIONS OF PASTNESS By Jenna Pei-Suin Ng

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2008-2009 Mutations of Pastness: Time, Cinema, Ontology The thesis investigates how recent digital technologies of cinema—digital video, CGI, virtual cinematography and motion capture—reconfigure the nature (and, in turn, temporalities) of the moving image. Its objectives are to rework the ontology of the image, revisit the meaning of time in relation to the image and re-evaluate the […]

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by / on July 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm / in LABS

PERCEIVING EXPERIENCE By Christopher James Fry

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2008-2009 Perceiving Experience: Accounting for the Role of the Audience in the Construction of Pervasive and Locative Artworks This practice-led study examines the role of audiences in pervasive and locative artworks. It critically examines claims made for the ability of pervasive and locative artworks to provide audiences with new, heightened and engaging experiences. It addresses the […]

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