Borrowed intelligence: Observing and implementing the culture of the art world
abstract: In order to investigate the broader issue of synthesis of intelligence in man-made systems, by putting aside the argument whether or not intelligence is feasible by computational means alone, we are in a better vantage point to assess, not how, but where various positions in this argument lie.
One curious faction, that is particularly relevant to perceptions of intelligence, appears in the culture of the art world. The anthropologist can take a missionary stance or a native one – as an artist. Rituals, necessarily in a continual state of flux, can be engaged in and modified from within. We can then ask, how does the culture of the art world approach computation and meaning?