Miguel Carvalhais
Assistant Professor & Researcher, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto

Miguel Carvalhais is a designer, musician, and assistant professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto in Portugal. His latest book is Artificial Aesthetics: Creative Practices in Computational Art and Design (2016). He runs the Crónica label for experimental music and sound art, and xCoAx, a conference dedicated to computation, communication, aesthetics and x.

Written by Miguel Carvalhais

The German artist Gerhard Richter with a panel from his 4900 Colours (2008) at the Serpentine Gallery in London. The seemingly arbitrary distribution of colours was generated using a specially developed computer program. Photo by Shaun Curry/Getty

If machines want to make art, will humans understand it?

Rui Penha & Miguel Carvalhais