Can MachinesDo Art? Non human interventions in art and fashion


  • Reynaldo Thompson
  • Tirtha Mukhopadhyay



Art, Fashion, Gesture, Robots, Technology


The first step in the evolution of technologically driven visual art genres was taken with the application of controlling spray guns and electrical brushes by David Alvaro Siqueiros 1920. The decisive break occurs again in contemporary fashion designs and installations (Savage Beauty 2011). Hence we have to emphasize upon the growing insularity and autonomy of technologically rebellious art – in the reduced human intention in patterns on dresses exhibited by the fashion maverick Alexander McQueen. We shall be able to appreciate the fact that the form of representation is most likely to be similar to a mechanics of accidence and autonomy, rather than control, and reflective of the independence of the machine itself, now called the machine being.


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Author Biographies

Reynaldo Thompson

studied architecture at the University of Guanajuato and at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona as well as in University of Texas at Dallas, the latter being where he obtained the Doctoral degree in aesthetic studies under the direction of Doctor Richard Brettell. He has participated in different exhibitions both individual and collective and conducted shows in Mexico and abroad. He served as director of Department of Art and Business of the University of Guanajuato and is currently focused on researching art, science and technology in Latin America.

Tirtha Mukhopadhyay

Professor at the Department of Art and Enterprise, Univesidad de Guanajuato, Mexico, and Federal Rsearch Fellow at CONACYT. He is transdisciplinary scholar with numeros publications from Oxford University Press, MIT Press, and Atelier-Etno UISSP-CUSENP, Italy, among others. Mukhopadhyay’s doctoral disertation titled Affective States in Art is available as Prouqest-UMI Paperback in Google Books since 2005. He is also Chief Editor of a Scoupus idexed interdisciplinary journal called Rupkatha Journal form 2009. 


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How to Cite

Thompson, R., & Mukhopadhyay, T. (2021). Can MachinesDo Art? Non human interventions in art and fashion. DAT Journal, 6(1), 19–27.