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id ga0110
authors Torriani, Franco
year 2001
title Organic-inorganic - The body: the displaced interface
source International Conference on Generative Art
summary Our body, as for other living creatures, is a set of organs, of elements pertaining to life. The Greek organikos, what serves as organon, is also an element of a working system, of an organisation. The body is an articulation of the environment, a link with what populates and forms it, a node of anindependent collective entity with which it establishes a relation, building artificial realities and symbols, thus something that represents something else. As an interface the body travels between adjoining areas extending the existing - creating... I share with Margaret A. Boden the thesis thatcreativity is not a natural category, remembering that her starting question: "what is creativity?" concerns the relation between the latter and the use of the computer
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