International Conference
G E N E R A T I V E   A R T   1 9 9 8
Milan, Italy, 16/17/18 Dec 1998
organized by
G e n e r a t i v e D e s i g n L a b
Milan Polytechnic, Italy
School of Industrial Design
Faculty of Architecture
Department Scienze del Territorio
The conference will be realized with the
European Academy of Design


16 December 1998
6:00 pm, Milan Polytechnic, Dep. Scienze del Territorio, via Golgi 39, Building 34, 1st floor
registration (and poster exhibition)

17 December 1998
9:30 am, Aula Magna Milan Polytechnic, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32

Opening welcome
Adriano de Maio, Rector of Milan Polytechnic
Argenia, a generative natural design
Celestino Soddu, Director of Generative Design Lab, Milan Polytechnic, Italy
John Hamilton Frazer, Professor at the School of Design - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The ideological basis of generative expression in design
Mirja Kälviäinen, Vice Principal, Ph.D., The Kuopio Academy of Crafts and Design, Finland
11:30 am, coffee break
The Artist´s Intentions and Genetic Coding in Algorithmically Generated Drawings
Hans Dehlinger, Director of the Institute "Design-Kunst-Computer", University of Kassel, Germany
Schema Emergence in Generic Design (Architecture and Industrial design)
Rivka Oxman, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Technion City, Haifa, Israel
From Ramon Lull to Image Idea Generation
Owen F. Ransen, Computer Graphics Consultant
1:00 pm, lunch
An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Industrial Design Support
Ming-xi Tang, School of Design - The Hong Kong Polytechnic
The constructive use of Semiotics in Design
Cathy Grundy, Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster, UK with the help of PDD Ltd., Central St. Martins School of Art.
There is a universal visual grammar!
Peter Stebbing, Professor at Hochschule für Gestaltung, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
Verba, Scripta et Alea Generatim
Enrica Colabella, Professor at School of Industrial Design, Milan Polytechnic
5:00 pm, coffee break
Generative art in cellular automata that include principles from quantum theory
Philip Van Loocke, Professor at the Lab for Applied Epistemology, University of Ghent, Belgium
Cristiano Ceccato, School of Design - The Hong Kong Polytechnic
Collage, Technology and Creative Process
Penny Feuerstein, The Art Institute of Chicago
Conference Dinner 8:00 pm, Milan Circolo della Stampa (Press Club) With the presence of Consul General of Belgium and Japan, of the Director of British Council, of Fulbright foundation and the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of Milan Polytecnic.

18 December 1998
9:30 am, Aula Magna Milan Polytechnic
The genetic code of drawing: A Systemic-functional approach to the semiotics of visual language
Howard Riley, Swansea Institute of Higher Education, University of Wales
Designing the Undesigned: Emergence as a tool for design
Michael Pontecorvo, Chief Technologist/Founder Emergent Design, USA
Architecture + Autopoiesis
Nigel Antony Reading, BADip Arch, Kingston.Westminster.UCL
Evolutionary Banners: exploring a generative design approach
Richard Gatarski, School of Business, Stockholm University, Sweden
11:30 am, coffee break
The Nagual Experiment
Mauro Annunziato, ENEA, Italy
Atomic Revolution
Edward Suzuki-Hoerdt, Japan
Design methodology in Higher Education and the role of Generative Approach to problem-solving
David Hartwell, School of Design and Manufacture, DeMontfort University, Leicester UK
1:00 pm, lunch
3:00/7:00 pm, Milan Polytechnic, Dep. Scienze del Territorio, via Golgi 39, Building 34, 1st floor
Workshop, with all the speakers and
David Lubensky, Interval Research Corporation, USA
Eisa Wahala, The Kuopio Academy of Crafts and Design, Finland
Kevin McGuire, Object Technology International Inc
Lisbeth Svengren, Stockholm School of Business, Stockholm Sweden
Generative Art Charta and foundation of the Generative Art World Association 

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