Artificial Intelligence and Art: The Case of Harold Cohen

A Conversation with Justin Underhill (via Zoom)

This talk explores the work of Harold Cohen (1928 – 2016), a pioneer of art made by artificial intelligence. Cohen taught for decades at UC San Diego and wrote the art-making computer program AARON in the 1970s.


Harold Cohen's AARON program making a drawing, 1987.

Justin Underhill, Ph.D., runs the Visualization Lab for Digital Art History at UC Berkeley and co-edits the International Journal for Digital Art History. He has published on topics ranging from Leonardo's Last Supper to Aztec architecture.

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