Sermon, PS 2012, Neural string network at Shanghai University [Show/Exhibition].
Official URL: http://www.shu.edu.cn/Shuweb/english/Art/index.htm...
This is the latest version of this item.
|Abstract:||An interactive collaborative drawing ‘machine’ designed on the concept of a neural network, allowing participants to experience a shared creative process, using the principles of open-source and social networked communication through an analogue string system. The underlying concept of the Neural String Network is to introduce participants to the idea of collaborative-shared drawing practice, a dispersed collective that draws on Roland Barthes ‘The Death of the Author’ (1967) whereby each participant plays an equal role as both viewer and artist. Played out like a surrealist ‘Exquisite Corpse’ game of consequences or as a piece of Haiku poetry, the drawing participants contribute marks, signs and signifiers to an open-content drawing, akin to the development of open-source software on neural networks. The string network consists of five drawing table ‘nodes’ within a room/studio space measuring eight by eight metres square. Each node is linked to the other four via pulleys and washing lines, making it possible to peg a sheet of A4 paper to a line and winch it across to any one of the other nodes. The network system uses 10 string connections between the five drawing tables, creating a pentagram within a pentagon neural network design.|
|Schools:||Schools > School of Arts & Media|
Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
|Event Title:||Neural String Network|
|Event Location:||Shanghai University College of Fine Arts|
|Event Dates:||1st to 13th July 2012|
|Depositing User:||Professor Paul Sermon|
|Deposited On:||19 Sep 2012 08:13|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2015 01:01|
Available Versions of this Item
Neural string network at Shanghai University. (deposited 18 Sep 2012 12:41)
- Neural string network at Shanghai University. (deposited 19 Sep 2012 08:13) [Currently Displayed]
Repository Staff Only: item control page