I'm writing my dissertation at the moment and have come across the concept of machine art. My initial response is that machines cannot produce art because the necessary thought and awareness that creativity involves does not come into play with machines. They are programmed to do things rather than being involved in their own creative process.
So, only a very brief post, but what do you think about machines creating art? Yay or nay?
This picture is the result of a drawing machine made by Henrik Menne, 2007