I really enjoyed reading this interview. In particular the dicussion about the scale of “reactive -> automatic -> interactive -> instrument -> platform”. Have you written anything formally about that topic? A research paper for example. I myself am also interested in creating works which can create works, so would be great to here more on that topic.
Yes, however it currently has only been published in French, for the book documenting our work on Jouable. The article is entitled “This is fun!” and is one of my better texts.
I will be developing these ideas further in my thesis, which will be online later in the year (after I finish the show in San Jose). That will probably be the thing you’ll want to read if you’re interested in machines making machines, as it’s one of the central tenets. This blog is only a small part of that larger project, so it’ll all be here.
P.S. I checked out your website, and the Sonasphere is pretty cool. Indeed, that’s a nice abstract machine. I’ll add it to my list of things to study.
Very relevant article. I appreciated both your explanations concerning your projects (and algorithmical thoughts) and the critiques towards France (for the record, I’m french).
Thanks for that.
My interest rather than machines making machines, is more about authoring structures which enable other people to be creative. In many ways like your RUBIX cube musical device.
I’ll check back and look forward to reading your thesis.