In 2014, twitter revealed that almost 10% of its users are bots posing as human account holders. This comes as no surprise to many since most of the content posted online is not written by humans, but generated by machines.
We have recently witnessed the rise of new forms and formats for art creation - be it in music, the visual art, literature and poetry - inspired by or produced by means of automation and digitization.
This lecture overviews some of the questions raised by automated content production and algorithmic production of art. Rethinking the status of terms such as "chance," "found art" and arbitrariness in today's creation, I inquire into the possibilities of these new forms for producing art.
Which avenues opened for art making? What are the new formats that have appeared thanks to non-human creation and to non-human audience?
How are traditional art containers such as books, art exhibitions and even music composition reconfigured in algorithmic culture?