'City, Paint, Machine' by panGenerator Attempts to Automate Art

By: Alexandra Serrano - Published: Sep 24, 2012 • References: pangenerator and fastcodesign
Exploring the possibilities of computer logic, 'City, Paint, Machine' by panGenerator showcases robot-made art.

Utilizing rules for creating art, this robot is able to make paintings that resemble abstract expressionism. This painting robot "interprets nearby street and sidewalk traffic as sprays of pigment," says Co. Design. Despite their abstract aesthetic, these paintings were created with careful calculation of passerby data -- from cars to people along the sidewalk.

This technological marvel is fascinating with its ability to take chaos and make it logical to create something as human as art. The notion of something mechanical creating art is taboo in that logic and expression cannot be considered the same thing. 'City, Paint, Machine' by panGenerator begs the question of whether creativity can be imitated by robots.