Harold Cohen is a celebrated painter, professor, scholar, author, computer scientist, and creator of AARON, a program simulating the cognitive processes underlying the human act of drawing. He is most recently the winner of the ACM-SIGGRAPH 2014 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art.
Title of Talk: Reflections on designing and building Aaron
Teaser: The talk will track the development of the AARON program from its first attempts to model aspects of human visual cognition, through to its latest, apparently more abstract work. It will focus on those aspects of this new work that derive from the experience of seeing and from the behaviour of the cognitive system itself.