a smart artist makes the machine do the work!

The Computer as Seen at the End of the Human Age
Swedish artist and artistic publisher Olle Essvik put together the wonderful book "The Computer as Seen at the End of the Human Age,“ which is a reference to the exhibition “The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age”, curated by Pontus Hultén for MoMA in 1968. In the updated edition, one encounters new works by a selection of artists, specifically invited to use algorithms/AI to contribute to a continuous, self-reproducing, anachronistic, machine aided recording of history.

Our contribution is a collaboration with artist/critical technologist Winnie Soon and consists of the project, a script that has automatically produced a series of anonymous_warhol-flowers, every day at the set time, for the duration of the project. All results are included in the book.

Participating artists: Geraldine Juárez, Cornelia Sollfrank/Winnie Soon, Mishka Henner, Shane Hope, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Rosa Menkman, Rosemary Lee, Olle Essvik, Evan Roth, Jonas Lund, Darsha Hewitt, Carl-Johan Rosén, Linda Hilfling Ritasdatter and Jacek Smolicki.

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Fix My Code, Cornelia Sollfrank and Winnie Soon
ebook, English

Creative Commons: Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
ISBN 978-3-947295-49-4

Detailed information generator, Cornelia Sollfrank
artist monograph, bilingual

Ed. Annette Schindler,, Basel
Verlag für Moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2004
ISBN 978-3936711301, Preis: 24,00 EUR

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→ Review by Matthias Weiss English | German

Expanded ORIGINAL, Cornelia Sollfrank
artist monograph, bilingual

Ed. Sabine Himmelsbach, Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg 2009
Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, Germany
ISBN 978-3-7757-2390-9, Preis: 25,00 EUR

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Review by Susana Zaragoza
Review by Alessandro Ludovico


Inke Arns, Der Algorithmus als Produzent
Publiziert in: Kunstforum Band 240, 2016, Titel: Get involved!, S. 132

Felix Stalder, Kritische Strategien zu Kunst und Urheberrecht
Publiziert in: Kunstforum, Band 201, 2010, S.110-117


Eric Snodgrass and Winnie Soon
API practices and paradigms: Exploring the protological parameters of APIs as key facilitators of sociotechnical forms of exchange

Verena Kuni
generatrix (English)generatrix (German)

Ute Vorkoeper
Programmed SeductionProgrammierte Verführung

Sarah Cook
What would Artificial Intelligence find aesthetically pleasing?
The burning question of generative art (and its audience)

Was würde eine künstliche Intelligenz als schön empfinden?
Die brennende Frage nach 'generativer Kunst' und ihrem Publikum

Jacob Lillemose
Keep on Generating! On Cornelia Sollfrank's Multiple Authorships
Keep on Generating! Über Cornelia Sollfranks multiple Autorschaften

Rahel Puffert
Does not concern Cornelia Sollfrank alone: Dialogue as a Condition of Aesthetic Production
Betrifft nicht Cornelia Sollfrank allein: der Dialog als Bedingung ästhetischer Produktion

Gerald Raunig
Machinic Virtuosity
Maschinische Virtuosität

Performing the Paradoxes of Intellectual Property – A practice-led Investigation into the Increasingly Conflicting Relationship between Copyright and Art,
Cornelia Sollfrank

PhD thesis, University of Dundee, 2012

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