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Artificial Life

Winter 2003, Vol. 9, No. 1, Pages 79-87
(doi: 10.1162/106454603321489536)
© 2003 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Artifact & Artifice: Views on Life
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Abstract

The views of some artists on what constitutes life are explored, with the aim of challenging those within the artificial life research community to rethink and perhaps expand their own views about the term and its meaningful application. The focus is on the musical works of Steve Reich and the paintings of Wassily Kandinsky. The role of the observer in determining when it is appropriate to label a thing as living is also discussed.