PBS Arts: Off Book | Generative Art – Computers, Data, and Humanity

Off Book | Generative Art – Computers, Data, and Humanity is the latest short web documentary from the ongoing PBS Arts series that explores the fascinating joint computer and human art creation practice known as generative art. This episode of Off Book speaks with generative composer Luke Dubois, generative artist Scott Draves and game designer Will Wright about their experiences and thoughts with making this unique art form.

An intriguing combination of programmers, artists, and philosophers, these creators embrace a process that delegates essential decisions to computers, data sets, or even random variables. This allows important metaphors to arise in their work, calling attention to the relationship between humans and the computers that surround us, the mountains of information we generate, and the powerful impact that technology has on our relationships with each other.