Exploring aesthetic pattern formation

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Katie A Bentley: Exploring aesthetic pattern formation. In: Generative Art 2002, pp. 201–213 (2002).



This paper is an exploration of an interdisciplinary nature. Through studies in fine art, pattern formation in nature, and artificial life, a mechanism for the artistic process is presented. Asynchronous updating schemes implemented in cellular automata and pheromonal agent swarms were evolved to produce aesthetic patterns and compared favourably to non-evolved synchronous production methods. The curious adaptive properties of the resulting patterns were investigated.

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