This week at Agora, we’re diving into Generative Art. If you’re into computer coding, digital art, a fan of both, or just looking for a new digital art style to feast your eyes on, this is the style for you.
For most of us around the world, Covid-19 has meant swapping physical for digital communication. Getting the hang of apps like Zoom, Teams or Remo was new, weird and not always easy, but it has become the norm for many of us. Many aspects of our lives are now digitalised, from chats with friends to viewing art exhibitions, all from the comfort of our sofas – technology has become intertwined in our lives.
For some, the collaboration with technology isn’t all that new. Generative artists have been working in the liminal space between the digital and the real for decades. So what is Generative Art, you ask? Put very simply, Generative Art is a form of digital art that’s generated randomly, whether that’s by using autonomous machines or algorithms.
Generative Art is a New Media art style that can also be referred to as Coding Art, Interactive Art or Generative Design. However, Generative Art isn’t limited to just digital code, the process can be influenced by biological systems, a chemical reaction or even an event like the Iraq War.