Abstract- Human-Computer Creative Interfaces and the Emergence of E-Authors

As the computer enlarges its range of action, human expression has been increasingly determined by hybrid systems of authorship. Those systems can be defined computer systems that attain autonomy or semi-autonomy in the structuring of complex signs. Computer systems able to organize information into highly complex clusters may eventually surpass human ability to generate original artworks, challenging the human creative prerogative. The prospect of artificially-programmed 'authors' challenges artists' identities as they have been traditionally defined. In the process, a series of questions emerge. How are artists and writers reacting to forms of artificial intelligence, media technology, and software, that can actually be seen as new 'authors'? How theoreticians, historians and critics have been evaluating the authoring or co-authoring of meaning by computer programs? Is the human mind now being challenged to supersede the creative abilities of technomedia and electronic systems? What are artists to become when artificial processes are considered to be more relevant to the production of meaning than human themselves? This paper will review the work of designers of e-authors. The actual content will include reports of interdisciplinary collaboration in the production of hybrid authorship; the process of designing artificial 'authors' in art or literature; and the actual production of artificial 'authors'.