Aesthetic selection of developmental art forms

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Thomas, D.: Aesthetic selection of developmental art forms. In: Standish, R., et al. (eds.) Artificial Live VIII Conference Proceedings, pp. 157–163. MIT Press, Cambridge (2003).



Aesthetic selection has been employed in a system such that users can guide the evolution of art forms. The attributes of these forms are defined implicitly by an artificial genome, requiring a growth period to generate the final structure. During this growth phase, artificial chemicals react and di#use across the surface of the developing structure, causing growth and other structural changes. The forms are part of a small evolving population in which fitness of each individual is entirely defined by the user. Throughout evolution user can design objects interactively or simply to explore the range of possible forms of the system.

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