Are Computers Creative?

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Harold Cohen exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art, mural from AARON images, 1979
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This week, Kurt Andersen asks: can computers make art? And if so, is it any good? We’ll meet a program named AARON that’s been painting for nearly 40 years, a filmmaker who replaced her editor with an algorithm, and a professor who thinks what computers need is more Shakespeare.

(Originally aired December 16, 2011)