Aesthetic fitness and artificial evolution for the selection of imagery from the mythical infinite library

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    Aesthetic selection and artificial evolution have been two of the more successful companions introduced to the toolbox of electronic image-makers in recent years. This paper examines the niche in which this technique, often associated with the simulation of biological processes, has positioned itself and some of the reasons for its success. Some remarks concerning the meaningfulness of a user’s search for images through a genetic space are made and the relationship of this search to traditional artistic practice is examined. Suggestions on how to link other Artificial Life techniques, especially those involving self-organizing and self-assembling systems, with aesthetic evolution and electronic art are also made.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Artificial Life
    Subtitle of host publication6th European Conference, ECAL 2001 Prague, Czech Republic, September 10-14, 2001 Proceedings
    EditorsJozef Kelemen, Petr Sosık
    Place of PublicationBerlin Germany
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)3540425675
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    EventEuropean Conference on Artificial Life 2001 - Prague, Czechia
    Duration: 10 Sept 200114 Sept 2001
    Conference number: 6th

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743


    ConferenceEuropean Conference on Artificial Life 2001
    Abbreviated titleECAL 2001

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