Le mythe de la mite

Algorithmic Writing Systems

Several people asked me to post a copy of my talk from the Art-Oriented Programming conference (cf. Art-Oriented Programming++). As I mentioned at the opening of my talk, the conference itself was organized on such short notice that I had… Continue Reading →

Complexity and Gestalt

I’ve been experimenting with the idea of complexity recently, and over the past few hours with Gestalt-esque tensions between form recognition and visual overload. This is related to a series of questions I’ve been asking myself about the relationship between… Continue Reading →

Discrete computations in continuous planes

Via Slashdot who got it from tshb, here’s a fascinating paper by Daniel E. Holcomb, Wayne P. Burleson, and Kevin Fu (University of Massachusetts) on accessing the physical properties of digital circuits for both the generation of random numbers and… Continue Reading →

Logique de la sensation

I was working on Gilles Deleuze’s concept of the « egg » this afternoon when I stumbled upon this cachet of notes I had apparently stored at the back of my copy of the 1981 edition of « Logique De… Continue Reading →

Dorkbot-Paris (enfin), Ordigami & other news

Yes, I’m still writing my thesis, and yes, I was supposed to be finished a few weeks ago, so I don’t really have time to blog right now. Therefore, you’ll have to wait for my take on the Wii, the… Continue Reading →

Dorkbot-Paris (enfin), Ordigami & other news

Yes, I’m still writing my thesis, and yes, I was supposed to be finished a few weeks ago, so I don’t really have time to blog right now. Therefore, you’ll have to wait for my take on the Wii, the… Continue Reading →

while(!finished) {

Lame coder’s joke, okay, but it’s just to give notice that I really am busy right now and won’t be posting much during the holidays. It’s the last rush to finish my thesis which will be added to this space… Continue Reading →

Lexique de l’interactivité

Apparently, there are still fans of the Lexique de l’interactivité I wrote a little under ten years ago. Yikes! I was at the Arborescence festival when I was introduced to an interresting artist (more on her work later) who could… Continue Reading →

Diagram, Procedure, Algorithm

So last week I presented my research on “Abstract Machines : Art and the Age of the Algorithm” to the LEI and ARI labs. An interresting debate ensued, with my thesis director Jean-Louis Boissier heading the charge, mostly around what… Continue Reading →

Seminar

Seminar: Esthétique des nouveaux médias Speaker: Douglas Edric Stanley Presentation: Machines abstraites : l’art à l’age de l’algorithme Date: 12:00-14:00, April 5, 2006 Location: ENSAD, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratives Room: 122 Links: Laboratoire Esthétique de l’Interactivité, Université de… Continue Reading →

Hello World!

The Abstract Machine is now a blog (amongst other things). Why a blog, when you’ve been preaching singular tools for so long? Isn’t that too generic? I’ve actually been interested for quite some time in the idea that html would… Continue Reading →

“program, sound, and langauge”

Conference: “programme, son et langage” Date: 12 March 2003 Location: University of Paris 8 Speakers, Anne Sedes (Paris 8-Music), Daniel Pinkas (philosopher, HEAA, Geneva), Fabien Vandamme (doctoral student), Valérie Villaume (DEA student), Jean-Michel Géridan (DEA student), Douglas Edric Stanley (doctoral… Continue Reading →

D.E.A.

Lexique de l’intéractivité Text+Design+Development: Douglas Edric Stanley Play! On the 16th of October I was awarded the highest honors, très bien, by the jury of my Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies, a French pre-doctoral diploma situated halfway between the Master’s Thesis and… Continue Reading →