An Investigation into Aesthetic Preference using Generative Art
Mike Blow: An Investigation into Aesthetic Preference using Generative Art.
The existence of a universal aesthetic preference has long been a topic of debate. Several years ago, thinking about generative art, I realised that it would be possible to evolve pictures according to the viewer’s personal preference. I also realised that the resulting pictures, if taken from a wide variety of people, might indicate some kind of universal aesthetic preference. This paper describes a ‘first- draft’ implementation of that idea. Prior to that I present an overview of the study of aesthetics and of computer-generated art.
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