Artificial Art Made by Artificial Ants

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Monmarche, Nicolas; Mahnich, Isabelle; Slimane, Mohamed: Artificial Art Made by Artificial Ants. In: Romero, Juan; Machado, Penousal: The Art of Artificial Evolution. Springer, Berlin, 2007, S. 227-247.



We present how we have considered the artificial ant paradigm as a tool for the generation of music and painting. From an aesthetic perspective, we are interested in demonstrating that swarm intelligence and self-organization can lead to spatio-temporal structures that can reach an artistic dimension. In our case, the use of artificial pheromones can lead to the creation of melodies thanks to a cooperative behavior of the ant-agents but also to the emergence of abstract paintings thanks to competitive behaviors within the artificial colonies. The user’s point of view is also taken into account through interactive genetic algorithms.

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booktitle={The Art of Artificial Evolution},
series={Natural Computing Series},
editor={Romero, Juan and Machado, Penousal},
title={Artificial Art Made by Artificial Ants},
url={ },
publisher={Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
author={Monmarché, Nicolas and Mahnich, Isabelle and Slimane, Mohamed},

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