AI and Society 26 (2):137-142 (2011)

Harry Smoak
Concordia University
The essay presents a novel theory of meaning-as-response inspired by the pragmatist cultural historian Morse Peckham in the mid-twentieth century. This approach is useful here in consideration of how artistic behavior can make a difference in technical culture and in relation to innovative technical practices. Continuing from Félix Guattari's notion of the machine as a partial object, this essay examines the essentialist idea of computational machines as creative collaborators which haunts the model of interaction prevailing today. Following this negative critique, the essay advances a positive approach emphasizing partiality in experimental design practices as a step toward a renewed art of living.
Keywords Machinic articulations  Creative machines  Design practices  Cultural practitioners  Performance  Communication models
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DOI 10.1007/s00146-010-0293-3
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