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New Aesthetics

The products of a completely free evolution in the digital medium are not likely to be inherently visual or auditory in nature. Thus they would not be recognized as conventional artistic creations. However, just as life scientists have been able to develop an aesthetic appreciation for the non-visualized forms of living nature, we may also be able to develop new aesthetics to appreciate the beauty of the products of digital evolution. If evolution can express its creativity in the digital medium, with a richness comparable to what it has expressed in the organic medium, then the products of digital evolution should have a comparable richness of form and process, which will surely be beautiful to behold.

Thomas S.Ray
Wed Apr 16 17:02:37 JST 1997