yup, that's me.
judsoN graduated from Brown University and has an MPA from the
Interactive Telecommunications Program
at New York University.
Behavioral Art is what we get when we put the ideas in these papers (listed below) together.
abstract: Making art has always been 'costly'
(money, time, political threats, survival fitness, ...). So why do we bother?
It's all part of what prevents human brains (as opposed to those of animals and computers)
from being terribly maladaptive.
The key lies in (Piaget's) constructivism. While we might intuit that meaning is conveyed via a medium/media,
how then is art (e.g., the Mona Lisa) distinguished from artifact (e.g., a light bulb)?
The book reconsiders the notions of 'intelligence' and 'communication' from a multidisciplinary array of discourses,
ultimately proposing an essential role for art, within human cognition.
In contrast to orthodox perspectives culled from any privileged, isolated field,
the discussion herein is the result of multidisciplinary research into genetics (Charles Darwin, Richard Dawkins),
cognitive science (Daniel Dennett, Annette Karmiloff-Smith), child development (Jean Piaget, Howard Gardner),
computers (Alan Turing, Zenon Pylyshyn), sociology (Stanley Milgram, Joseph Campbell),
ethology (Niko Tinbergen, Sara Shettleworth), neurology (Vernon Mountcastle, Joseph LeDoux),
psycholinguistics (George Lakoff, Terrence Deacon), and innovative ideas about
the function of language (Noam Chomsky, William Burroughs).
Note: no particular expertise by readers is assumed for any given field.
You can order it here from Amazon.
Why We Might Augment Reality: Art's Role in the Development of Cognition
* (revised for 2nd edition).
* in: Geroimenko, Vladimir (ed.), Augmented Reality Art: From an Emerging Technology to a Novel Creative Medium (pp. 201-214), New York, NY: Springer.
[discusses You've Got Bugs].
Trancing: Applying Evolution's Cognitive Adaptation via Web Art/Music
* International Journal of Arts and Technology, 10(1) 43-57.
[discusses Hip not Tech].
Triggering the Flotsam of Behavior: A Technique for Applying Computation to Musicality
* in: Connor, A. (ed.), Creative Technologies for Multidisciplinary Applications (pp. 264-285), Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Calculation in Art: The Inconspicuous Heuristics of Computation
* Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, SI: Digital Humanties, 7(1) 120-130.
[discusses Animal Magnetism,
Ritual for a Non-repeating Universe, and Crickets].
Art as a Function of Cognitive Development: Constructivism, Evolution, and Communication
* Journal of Art and Communication, Sciknow Publications Ltd., 1(1) 1-7.
Diagrams and Maps: Artís Role in the Development of Cognition
* Parsons Journal for Information Mapping, 6(1).
[discusses Composomatic, Compost and You've Got Bugs!]
Why Just Teach Art: The Development of the Hippocampus
* Bioscience and Engineering: An International Journal, 1(1) 1-7.
Can You Tell Me How to Get, How to Get to e-Learning: Development and Complexity
* Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society, SI: Complexity, 9(3) 41-53.
Discovering the Non-self: The Construction of Language, Trance, and Space
* Leonardo Electronic Almanac, SI: Not Here and Not There, Leonardo, MIT Press, and the Zero1 Biennial in San Jose, 19(2) 146-167.
[paper and mini-interview, discusses Compost, The Communal Mirror, Epidemiology, Five Things, Pheremones, Portraiture (Alan Turing), The Reverse Color Organ, Signature Sonata, The Synesthetic Machine, Traffic Patterns].
Integrating Programmatic Optimization and Learning through Art
* CITAR Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts, 5(1) 79-87.
[discusses Ritual for a Non-repeating Universe]
Borrowed Intelligence: Observing and Implementing the Culture of the Art World
* in: Accolas, Sofia & Wanono, Nadine (eds.), Creation and Transmission en Anthropologie Visuelle (pp. 130-422), AFA (the French Association of Anthropology).
Interaction's Role as Catalyst in Synthesized Intelligence
* Leonardo Electronic Almanac, SI: Touch and Go, Leonardo, MIT Press, Watermans of University of London, Goldsmiths College, 18(3) 190-199.
[discusses ASCII Ink Blot, Displacement, and Ruts in the Road].
Neuroacoustics: Integrating the Strengths of Computer Technology and Human Biology through Music
* Sonic Ideas/Ideas Sonicas, 3(1).
* in: Subhasish Dasgupta (ed.), Social Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications (pp. 369-401), Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
* in: Braman, James & Vincenti, Giovanni & Trajkovski, Goran (eds.) The Handbook of Research on Computational Arts and Creative Informatics (pp. 343-374), Hershey, PA: IGI Global.