Evolutionary cooperative design methodology: the Genetic Sculpture Park

Rowland, Duncan and Biocca, Frank (2002) Evolutionary cooperative design methodology: the Genetic Sculpture Park. Leonardo, 35 (2). pp. 193-196. ISSN 1530-9282

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/00240940252940586

Abstract

The Genetic Sculpture Park seeks to engage artists and observers in a creative dialogue and to empower novices in the creation of complex computer-graphic models. Each visitor to the park experiences a unique set of sculptural forms and takes part in a cooperative conversation with the computer to produce more aesthetically pleasing designs. Inspired by Darwin's theory of evolution, the project uses genetic algorithms to allow visitors to "breed" forms tailored to their individual sense of aesthetics. In this article, the authors recount investigations into evolutionary design methodologies (using shampoo bottles and three-dimensional head models) and describe their implementation in the Genetic Sculpture Park, an interactive Java/Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) world

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Additional Information:The Genetic Sculpture Park seeks to engage artists and observers in a creative dialogue and to empower novices in the creation of complex computer-graphic models. Each visitor to the park experiences a unique set of sculptural forms and takes part in a cooperative conversation with the computer to produce more aesthetically pleasing designs. Inspired by Darwin's theory of evolution, the project uses genetic algorithms to allow visitors to "breed" forms tailored to their individual sense of aesthetics. In this article, the authors recount investigations into evolutionary design methodologies (using shampoo bottles and three-dimensional head models) and describe their implementation in the Genetic Sculpture Park, an interactive Java/Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) world
Keywords:Genetic algorithms, Evolution
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G600 Software Engineering
W Creative Arts and Design > W130 Sculpture
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:661
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:22 Jun 2007
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:12

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