Ludic considerations of tablet-based evo-art

Simon Colton, Michael Cook, Azalea Raad

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With the introduction of the iPad and similar devices, there is a unique opportunity to build tablet-based evolutionary art software for general consumption, and we describe here the i-ELVIRA iPad application for such purposes. To increase the ludic enjoyment users have with i-ELVIRA, we designed a GUI which gives the user a higher level of control and more efficient feedback than usual for desktop evo-art software. This relies on the efficient delivery of crossover and mutation images which bear an appropriate amount of resemblance to their parent(s). This requirement in turn led to technical difficulties which we resolved via the implementation and experimentation described here.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications of Evolutionary Computation - EvoApplications 2011
Subtitle of host publicationEvoCOMNET, EvoFIN, EvoHOT, EvoMUSART, EvoSTIM, and EvoTRANSLOG, Proceedings
Number of pages11
EditionPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Workshop on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design 2011 - Torino, Italy
Duration: 27 Apr 201129 Apr 2011
Conference number: 9th

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume6625 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


WorkshopEuropean Workshop on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design 2011
Abbreviated titleEvoMUSART 2011

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