Department: Media Lab
This is a study into questions in connection to generative artworks and narrative. I am searching for dramaturgically consistent ways of creating generative works by asking questions on their nature and aesthetics. In order to do this I at the same time need to compile a compact and easily accessible collection of relevant theories. I take a look at the nature of chance: What it is and what sort of role it can have in our lives and in our art and entertainment. I will raise aesthetic questions as to whether computer generated art is art or not. Finally I will take a look at the dramaturgic potential of generative art. My approach is philosophical, while intended to contribute to deeper understanding in practice.
Materials: Written thesis