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Aesthetic of potentiality; the Emptiness into Generative Art

Essay / 2013

 

 

Since the emergence of mathematical and computer concepts related to fractal geometry, It is possible to set new conceptions of certain art forms that use the irrational geometry for express themselves. Traditional Islamic Art is an eloquent example of this.
Considering this idea and bringing it to the plane of the electronic arts, this essay seeks to establish a reflection on the possibilities of Generative Art - as one of the manifestations of contemporary electronic art - to dialogue with the history of Art and the traditional eastern culture throught the concept of “Metaphysical Emptiness”. Consequently, we can argue the develop a new syncretic Art, able to connect both eastern metaphysics and western contemporary mathematics, through the computer platform.

 

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