Anticipation and the artificial: aesthetics, ethics, and synthetic life

  title={Anticipation and the artificial: aesthetics, ethics, and synthetic life},
  author={Mihai Nadin},
  journal={AI \& SOCIETY},
  • M. Nadin
  • Published 1 April 2010
  • Art
If complexity is a necessary but not sufficient premise for the existence and expression of the living, anticipation is the distinguishing characteristic of what is alive. Anticipation is at work even at levels of existence where we cannot refer to intelligence. The prospect of artificially generating aesthetic artifacts and ethical constructs of relevance to a world in which the natural and the artificial are coexistent cannot be subsumed as yet another product of scientific and technological… 

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