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Von Mammen, Sebastian; Wong, Joyce; Jacob, Christian: Virtual constructive swarm compositions and inspiration. In: EvoMUSART 2008, S. 491-496.



This work is an example of the interplay between computer-generated art work by a computer scientist and traditional paintings on canvas by an artist. We show that computer-generated swarm constructions can obtain great expressiveness and exhibit liveliness, rhythm, movement, tension, contrasts, organic looks, and rigid forms. These characteristics lend themselves to complement traditional paintings when swarm constructions are integrated into the according works. The interplay between computationally generated and traditional art is even furthered when artistic conceptualizations are governed by swarm constructions.

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booktitle={Applications of Evolutionary Computing},
series={Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
editor={Giacobini, Mario and Brabazon, Anthony and Cagnoni, Stefano and Di Caro, GianniA. and Drechsler, Rolf and Ekárt, Anikó and Esparcia-Alcázar, AnnaIsabel and Farooq, Muddassar and Fink, Andreas and McCormack, Jon and O’Neill, Michael and Romero, Juan and Rothlauf, Franz and Squillero, Giovanni and Uyar, A.Şima and Yang, Shengxiang},
title={Virtual Constructive Swarm Compositions and Inspirations},
url={ },
publisher={Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
author={von Mammen, Sebastian and Wong, Joyce and Jacob, Christian},

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