As I’m reading on mental imagery, and mental representation I’m torn between the Constructivist and Empiricist positions on development, as described by Muller, Sokol and Overton. On one hand their is the idea that mental representation is consciously constructed in relation to the world in an embodied fashion. The cornerstone of this position is that representation exists to serve the intentionally directed will of the agent. On the other hand there is the notion that the relationship between mental representation and the world is a causal one. The world impacts itself on the agent, who passively receives signals that are transformed into representations.
Interview regarding the “Dreaming Machine #2” installation for Elektra 2010 with Ange-Aimee Woods: Excerpt from the May 5th, 2010 broadcast. Please note that the Dreaming Machines do not use evolutionary algorithms; this was meant as an example of machine creativity and misunderstood by Ange-Aimee.
“Dreaming Machine #2” Installation for Elektra: Elektrafying. Artsweek, April 29th to May 5th, 2010
Following is the final presentation and paper created for IAT888 (metacreation) for the perception and synthesis system of DM3. Here is a teaser of one of the automated accumulations: