Date of Award

Winter 11-21-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Constance Dejong

Second Advisor

Andrea Blum

Academic Program Adviser

Susan Crile


This paper was produced by an artificial neural network. An algorithm iteratively taught itself how to write by studying the text of thesis papers from the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 MFA semesters. After hundreds of generations of self-education, the program can produce endless thesis papers, writing letter-by-letter. The images were created through an identical process, using 8000 installation photographs from the website Contemporary Art Daily as a dataset.

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Art Practice Commons



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