6. Analysis


This section of the thesis will analyze the language in terms of its relationship to the Aesthetics & Computation movement. As various human languages have unique phrases which give us keys to the personalities of the culture which gave birth to the language, this new language exhibits features which allow us to examine the larger state of design and computation.

As an example of this type of analysis, note the unique relationship in this language between computer and human. In this language, the computer is quite separate from the human. There is no notion of an abstracted "computer" as an intelligent interacting entity similar to a human. Instead, we have only computational inputs and outputs. When constructing system models, the author must insert the "human interface" in or as a flow of communication. This linguistic structure highlights a key aspect of the Aesthetics & Computation movement: the computer can never create interesting design on its own. It must be taught by a computational designer how to react to given interactions to present a very defined result.