‘Software, Hard Problem’ was a group exhibition that broadly explored artists use of software to surmount aesthetic, philosophical or theoretical problems.
With a title that nodded to philosopher and cognitive scientist David Chalmer’s well-known and popular distinction between the easy and ‘hard problem’ of consciousness (between explaining neurological processes and explaining subjective experience), Software, Hard Problem explored artificial intelligence, algorithmic painting, and artists’ mastery and transcendence of pre-packaged digital tools.
Cubitt Gallery, London
8 October – 15 November 2015
Featuring Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR, Japan), Cécile B. Evans, Lawrence Lek and Manfred Mohr, along with a selection of artefacts and documents.