Archive for December, 2008

Creative Computing Week 10 programs

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Here are the programs that I went through in week 10.

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Genetic Algorithm Paints Mona Lisa

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Slashdot has a link to an interesting creative computation project. A genetic algorithm is used to create an approximation of the Mona Lisa. It starts with a random array of variables, uses them to draw a bunch of polygons, and tests the result against a picture of the Mona Lisa. If it thinks that the random polygon image looks a bit like the Mona Lisa (using a similarity measure – hint – this is not as easy as it sounds, but not too difficult either) it modifies it a bit and tests it again against the picture. If the new modified version looks more like the Mona Lisa than the previous version, it stores the new variables, modifies them, and tests again.

After just under 1 million iterations, you’d be surprised how good it gets.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2008 . Decompress this file and load index.html into your browser.

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David Rogerson

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

creative.pdf David Rogerson from the Sound and Music organisation, previously Sonic Arts Network, came to speak to us about digital art, web-based practice and project development. His talk was good. His slides were also good. Here they are. At the end of the presentation there are a number of useful links for you to check out. Also, these slides are a good introduction for running creative online projects from a professional publishing perspective. Enjoy.

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Flocking behaviours

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Here is a link to an article by the original inventor of flocking behaviours. You might find it useful


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Creative Computing 1 week 9 materials

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Wk9_programs.doc CC_wk9.ppt
Here are the slides and programs from today’s lecture

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Art online

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

K everyone.

Here are a selection of websites by a very famous British Artist. They are definitely worth checking out.

First person to email me with the name of the artist wins a pint.

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