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Blackwell, Tim; Jefferies, Janis: Swarm Tech-Tiles Tim. In: EvoMUSART 2005, S. 468-477.




This paper describes an exploration of visual and sonic texture. These textures are linked by a swarm of “tech-tiles”, where each tech-tile is a rectangular element of an image or a sequence of audio samples. An entire image can be converted to a single tech-tile, which can be performed as a composition, or a swarm of small tiles can fly over the image, generating a sonic improvisation. In each case, spatial (visual) structure is mapped into temporal (sonic) structure. The construction of a tech-tile from an image file or a sound clip and the swarm/attractor dynamics is explained in some detail. A number of experiments report on the sonic textures derived from various images.

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booktitle={Applications of Evolutionary Computing},
series={Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
editor={Rothlauf, Franz and Branke, Jürgen and Cagnoni, Stefano and Corne, DavidWolfe and Drechsler, Rolf and Jin, Yaochu and Machado, Penousal and Marchiori, Elena and Romero, Juan and Smith, GeorgeD. and Squillero, Giovanni},
title={Swarm Tech-Tiles Tim},
url={http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-32003-6_47 http://de.evo-art.org/index.php?title=Swarm_Tech-Tiles_Tim },
publisher={Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
author={Blackwell, Tim and Jefferies, Janis},

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Presentation at Generative Arts Practice, Sydney, Dec 5th-7th, 2005