“The Electronic Bauhaus: Gestalt Technologies and the Electronic Challenge to Visual Art” presented by Claus

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  • Aesthetics Issues and Computer Art

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  • The Electronic Bauhaus: Gestalt Technologies and the Electronic Challenge to Visual Art

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  • In linking the historical term ‘Bauhaus’ with the contemporary term ‘electronics’ and speaking of the ‘Electronic Bauhaus’, the author wishes to emphasize the continuity of the new and challenge it to discussion. Walter Gropius’s guiding conception of the Bauhaus as a pioneering school, founded on the idea that the urge to create is “an integral part of the substance of life in a civilized society”, included the grammar of creation. Today immense efforts are still required to arrive at a grammar of creation pertinent to our own time, efforts that include knowledge of media technology. This paper focuses on three main topics: the ISDN for art: towards an architecture of communication; ecotechnology: design with ecology; and the expert system artist: fifth-generation computer culture.

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