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  1. Max Bense

    Max Bense was a German philosopher, scholar, and poet. His background studies were in philosophy, mathematics, geology, and physics, and later in information theory, semiotics, and cybernetics. He was particularly influential in the 1950s and 1960s in West-Germany and internationally. He became one of two founders of Information Aesthetics, the other one, with a slightly different approach, being Abraham A. Moles. At the occasion of the first exhibition of algorithmic art (then called computer art, on 5 February, 1965), he coined the term Generative Aesthetics.

    Bense’s work on Information Aesthetics establishes the connection between him and the digital arts. In West-Germany in the 1950s, Bense also pioneered lectures and seminars in semiotics. In particular, he made students become aware of Charles Sanders Peirce’s view of semiotics, even before it became a more popular topic by the works of Umberto Eco.

    Hannelen Leirvåg - 07.09.2012 - 07:46

  2. Konrad Zuse

    Konrad Zuse

    Alvaro Seica - 22.04.2015 - 14:08