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Aleph Null, Graphic Synthesizer – Jim Andrews in the Massy Gallery
October 25, 2019 - November 20, 2019free
Join us for the opening of Jim Andrew’s Aleph Null, Graphic Synthesizer at the Massy Gallery, featuring works signed by and created in collaboration with Bill Bisset.
Opening Reception, Friday October 25th at 6pm
Exhibiting through till November 20.
“I created the prints in my Oct 25 – Nov 20, 2019 show at Massy Books in Vancouver with interactive, generative software I wrote called Aleph Null. I’ve been writing it since 2011. It’s up to version 3.1 as of this writing; I have plans for version 4.0. I haven’t written myself into a corner yet, and I can see many exciting possibs. It’s not an AI—if a requirement of AI is that it learns; some say it is; others say it’s sufficient that the program seems intelligent. The person using Aleph Null is required to do the learning—like you learn how to play an instrument or use a tool—and Aleph Null is, well, more about being beautiful than intelligent. It’s an online program to explore some of the possibilities of interactive, generative art. I think of it as part instrument, part tool, and part work of art itself.”