UO physicist featured in Atlantic story about potential art fraud by robots

What would happen to the art world if advanced computerized robots could create paintings that exactly mimic — without being detected — the work of the masters? UO physicist Richard Taylor envisioned that scenario in 1999 when he discovered the fractals, or repeating designs, in art of Jackson Pollock.

That possibility is moving closer to reality, according to a story in The Atlantic.

Taylor's work is a focus of the piece along with research by a research team at Lawrence Technological University in Michigan. Taylor is prominently quoted. See Robot vs. Robot.