Natural Computing Series

The Art of Artificial Evolution

A Handbook on Evolutionary Art and Music

Editors: Romero, Juan J., Machado, Penousal (Eds.)

  • The only up-to-date title dealing with the full range of bioinspired techniques in art and music
  • Supremely qualified editors have chaired the EVOMUSART workshop at the largest European natural computing event for the last three years
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About this book

While improvements in computer performance are dramatically changing the computer-generated art industry, scientists in natural computing have teamed up with artists to examine how bioinspired systems can influence art, technology and even aesthetic appreciation.
This comprehensive book gives an up-to-date survey of the relevant bioinspired computing research fields – such as evolutionary computation, artificial life, swarm intelligence and ant colony algorithms – and examines applications in art, music and design. The editors and contributors are researchers and artists with deep experience of the related science, tools and applications, and the book includes overviews of historical developments and future perspectives.
The book will be of interest to computer scientists and artists engaged with natural computing techniques applied to art, music and design.  The book is supported with a dedicated website.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"A great strength of this collection is its inspirational potential. While reading it I compiled notes for five possible projects derived from (and often fusing) the techniques presented. I enjoyed reading the book, finding it both educational and thought-provoking. Anyone interested in evolved art should peruse this tome. It grants a sense of the breadth of the field and also permits readers to evaluate their personal potential and preparedness to become evolutionary artists. Serious practitioners will want this volume in their collections." (Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, Vol. 2(2), 2008, pp. 103–106)

"This book presents an overview of the state of the art in EMA as it gains maturity as a research discipline and artistic practice. … the book is accessible to technically competent artists and musicians, but also to artificial life researchers who may have an interest in how familiar techniques can be applied in creative settings." (Alice Eldridge, Artificial Life, Vol. 15 (2), 2009)

"The book is a compilation of papers and essays by computer scientists, psychologists, practicing artists, designers, and musicians who have applied the theory and techniques of evolutionary computation to the visual arts, design, and music. The ideas, examples, and writing are of uniformly high quality." (Anthony J. Duben, ACM Computing Reviews, December, 2008)

"The editors’ objective was to create a handbook for evolutionary art and music by providing extensive coverage of existing work, giving enough background information for newcomers to get started and to provide possible direction for research. … It is intended for a wide readership, ranging from researchers to artists … . For people already active in evolutionary art and music, or who want to start working in it, I would certainly recommend this book. It certainly deserves a place in university libraries." (Jeroen Eggermont, Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, Vol. 10 (1), 2009) 


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Evolutionary Visual Art and Design

    Lewis, Matthew

    Pages 3-37

  • Evolutionary Search for the Artistic Rendering of Photographs

    Collomosse, John P.

    Pages 39-62

  • Evolution and Collective Intelligence of the Electric Sheep

    Draves, Scott

    Pages 63-78

  • Evolutionary Computation Applied to Sound Synthesis

    McDermott, James (et al.)

    Pages 81-101

  • Swarm Granulation

    Blackwell, Tim

    Pages 103-122

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Art of Artificial Evolution
Book Subtitle
A Handbook on Evolutionary Art and Music
Editors
  • Juan J. Romero
  • Penousal Machado
Series Title
Natural Computing Series
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-72877-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-72877-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-72876-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43666-6
Series ISSN
1619-7127
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 459
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