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运算化设计: 知识时代的新设计 Computational Design: Design in the Age of a Knowledge Society

Translation published in Landscape Architecture Journal, Special Issue: Digital Technology and Landscape Architecture, January 2013, pp. 38-48
Translated into Chinese by Prof. Yan Gao, The University of Hong Kong
http://fac.arch.hku.hk/staff/gao-yan/
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What is and what is not anticipation? Issues of complexity.

ARS Colloquia ATEC/EMAC, March 6th, 2013
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One Cannot Not Interact: Semiotic Approaches to User Interface Design

Presentation in the session Semiotic Approaches to User Interface Design at CHI 2000: The Future is Here
The Hague, Netherlands, April 1-6, 2000.
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Play’s the Thing: A Wager on Healthy Aging

Serious Game Design and Development (J. Cannon Bowers and C. Bowers, Eds.), 150:28, pp. 150-177. Hershey NY: Information Science Reference, 2010.
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More Than an Island

Introduction essay (invited) to Mallorca. The Nature of Things, by Jörg Bräuer. Munich: Rupa Publishing, 2009, pp. i-xii (in Catalan, English, French, and German)
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Anticipation & Aesthetic Inspiration

A video on Understanding Inspiration

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Knowledge Media Design and the Anticipation Challenge

Anticipation in Knowledge Media Design, Knowledge Media Design (P. Stefan, Ed.). Berlin: Oldenburg Verlag, 2005, pp. 75-94; Second edition, 2006, pp. 71-90.

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Anticipation and Intuition

a new rational foundation for design, School of Industrial Design, University of Guanajuato, Mexico, April 15, 2005.

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One cannot NOT Interact

(The Future is Here) Workshop: Semiotic Approaches to User Interface Design, The Hague, 2 April 2000

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Anticipation - A Challenge

Memoria Futura: Kulturelles Erbe und Informationstechnologie: eine neue Perspektive? Bonn, 12 December 1999
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Art and Computers: Directions

College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona, Tucson, 8 April 1999

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The Interesting as an Aim of Computation. A Journey in Aesthetic Space

(Das interessante als computationale Zielsetzung. Ein Ausflug im ästhetischen Raum). Celebration Colloquium: Homage to Frieder Nake on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday, Department of Computer Science, University of Bremen, 16 December 1998
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The original is better than the reproduction

Retrospctive Exhibit: Manfred Mohr - Algorithmic Works. Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany, 29 March 1998

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From language to languages

The Language of the Object, symposium held at the Munich Design Center, Germany, 5 November 1997

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The Many Changing Faces of Type

Graphis, no. 308, 1997, p.110


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Art in Cybercity (in German)

or: The never-ending story of the butterfly that flapped its wings. The European City as Cyber-City? Urban Development and New Technologies. (Eds. H. Hardt, R. Kläsener). Dortmund: Verlag Praxiswissen, 1998, pp. 11-22 Second International City Planning Conference, Xanten, Germany, 12-14 March 1997

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Behind us the darkness/Between us the rift

VISCOM Visiting Artist Series, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore MD, 19 September 1996

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The Daemon of Progress

Inaugural lecture for the chair of Computational Design, University of Wuppertal, 3 November 1994

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Alea iacta est

Manfred Mohr (a monograph). Zurich: Waser Verlag, 1994

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Cognitive Aesthetics, or Bursting the chrysalis to become a butterfly

College of Fine Arts, HBK, Braunschweig, 11 November 1993

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UI’s in the Post-Romantic Age of Computation, 1993

The romantic age of computation is coming to an end.

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The Bearable Impertinence of Rationality

keynote address, Interface II, Weltbilder/Bildwelten (an International Symposium in the framework of the first MULTIMEDIALE) Hamburg, 5-7 February 1993

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The more things change… Creativity in the context of scientific and technological change

University of Michigan, School of Art, Ann Arbor, 21 January 1993

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Algorithmic and Non-Algorithmic Aspects of Design

University of Wuppertal, School of Design, Wuppertal, 30 October 1992

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Another Tale/Tail Wagging the Dog

(concluding address) GDEA Annual Conference (Interactive Multimedia), University of Iowa, 2 November 1991

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Art Experience and Knowledge

Department of Art and Art Professions, SEHNAP, New York University, 26 April 1991

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Beuys: The Art of Appropriation

The Penn State Journal of Contemporary Criticism, 3:1, 1991, pp. 39-44

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Science and Beauty: Aesthetic Structuring of Knowledge

Leonardo, 24:1, 1991, pp. 67-72
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Aesthetics and Techno-Aesthetics. Science and Art

Kunst und Technologie-Ästhetik im Wandel (Art and Technology-Changing Aesthetics), Braunschweig State Museum, Germany, 16 January 1991

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The Significance of Semiotics for Designers

Graduate Seminar, School of the Arts, Department of Communication Arts and Design, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, 30 March 1990

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The Mind of the Designer

School of the Arts, Department of Communication Arts and Design, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, 29 March 1990

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Art and Computers Revisited (Kunst und Computer – eine Richtigstellung)

Digitalismus (Andreas Grosz, Ed.). Braunschweig: Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum, 1990, pp. 15-17

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Design and Semiotics

Semiotics in the Individual Sciences, Vol. II (W.A. Koch, Ed.). Bochum: Brockmeyer, 1990, pp. 418-436.
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Intelligence for Animation

GI-20. Jahrestagung l, II. Informatik auf dem Weg zum Anwender. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the German Society of Information and Computer Sciences. Berlin/New York: Springer Verlag, 1990, pp. 589-601

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A Little Bit of Fractals, a Lot of Chaos

School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design, New York City, 23 October 1989

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The Politics of Perception in Art, Design, and Technology

National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 7 May 1989

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Creativity and Design Intelligence

School of Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 15 March 1989

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Artist or Charlatan?

The FIT Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, Fall 1989, pp. 18-23
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Emergent Aesthetics – Aesthetic Issues in Computer Arts

Leonardo (special issue: Computer Art in Context, SIGGRAPH 89), Berkeley: Pergamon Press, August 1989, pp. 43-48
http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=73886

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Arki/Arketek (1989)

The project was created and built for the design competition entitled "Inventing the Future," in collaboration with Pino Trogu and was considered one of the best entries.

Posted in Art & Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Mind

Toy Design (1989)

It is known that play is serious work for the very young. Based on his work on mind, Nadin initiated a program in Toy Design at SUNY-FIT (New York City) to train designers to develop the minds of the very young through all the senses.

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Computing and Its Real Significance for the Arts

Visual Arts Department, University of California at San Diego, 8 February 1989

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Science and Beauty

Visual Arts Department, University of California at San Diego, 7 February 1989

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Emergent Aesthetics: Aesthetic issues in computer art

First International Symposium on Electronic Art, Utrecht, Holland, 27-30 September 1988
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Design theory from a computational perspective (keynote address)

National Conference of Graphic Design Educators Association, Chicago, 24-26 June 1988

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Art, artists, and computers

Art & Artists, Vol. 17, No. 5, Oct./Nov., 1988, pp. 5-6, 18
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Interface design: A semiotic paradigm

Semiotica 69-3/4. Amsterdam: Mouton de Gruyter, 1988, pp. 269-302.
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The common denominator: Is there such a thing?

The Cognitive Condition of Design, (Proceedings B. Zaff, Ed.). Columbus: ESRP, 1988

Posted in Art & Design, LectArtDesign, LectMind, LectVisualization, Lectures/Presentations, Mind, Visualization

Docent and MetaDocent – Multimedia Navigation (since 1988)

Gothic panel paintings formed the subject for the development of the CD-ROM medium, in which image and sound were integrated. Docent, a hypercard-based software program, was integrated in the CD-ROM for interactive learning.

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Design Machine (1986-1988)

The development of a design machine based on artificial intelligence procedures and neural network processing was determined by three aspects: How do designers design? What do they design? What is peculiar to the design process?

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Ars ex Machina Revisited

Graduate Studies Seminar, Faculty of Arts and Letters, SUNY-Buffalo, 4 December 1987

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Image Machine

(keynote address) Ars Electronica, International conference and computer art competition, Linz, Austria, 16-21 September 1987

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Design Intelligence

(keynote address) AIGA National Conference, San Francisco CA, 4-7 September 1987

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The Cognitive Condition of Design

(symposium sponsored by the OSU College of the Arts, Battelle Memorial Institute, RichardsonSmith, Inc.), Columbus OH, 26-27 March 1987
http://libtreasures.utdallas.edu/xmlui/handle/10735.1/4462

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Values in post-modern art

Semiotics 1983 (J. Evans, J. Deely, Eds.). Lanham, New York, London: University Press of America, 1987.
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MIND-A Design Machine (with M. Novak)

Intelligent CAD Systems, Vol.1 (Ten Hagen, Tomiyama, Eds.). Berlin, New York, Paris, Tokyo: Springer Verlag, 1987.
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The meaning of the image

Semiotics 1982 (J. Deely , J. Evans, Eds.). Lanham, New York, London: University Press of America, 1987.
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Design and Computer Graphic Arts

(Focus Seminar: Computer Graphic Arts Directions), Computer Graphic Arts 86/87, Pratt Center for Computer Graphics in Design, New York, 7-10 December 1986

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Art & Computers Bilder/Images Digital

(keynote address) 25 Years of Computer Art, Munich, Germany, 24 October 1986

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Kunst und Computer (Art and Computers)

Essen University, Germany, May 8, 1986

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