What Is Generative Art? A 7-Minute PBS Micro-Documentary

By Maria Popova

After their fantastic seven-minute documentary on typography, the fine folks at PBS Off Book are back with another micro-documentary, this time spotlighting generative art and featuring creators like generative composer Luke Dubois, game designer Will Wright, and software artist Scott Draves, who discuss everything from new narratives in visual storytelling to negotiating the relationship between humans and algorithms to the rhetoric of data.

This century is the century of data, that's the defining thing. Last century was the century of electricity. --Luke Dubois

For more on this ever-fascinating and increasingly relevant subject, don't miss this omnibus of our seven essential books on data visualization and generative art.

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