Intelligent interactive evolution of abstract animations

Title:Intelligent interactive evolution of abstract animations
Institute:University of Twente (HMI)
Place:Enschede The Netherlands
Type:final project
Start date:6 februari 2017
End date:not present
Active student:Wouter Deenik
HMI ContactMannes PoelDennis Reidsma


Generative art algorithms are normally constructed with certain rules and constraints in mind that are carefully tuned to create an algorithm that generates pleasing art. This method ensures that the algorithm will not produce unpleasant art, but also reduces the freedom the algorithm has in the styles of art it generates; often most of the generated art looks alike.

This assignment is about finding out if it is possible to create an algorithm that has lots of freedom in the art it generates, while also avoiding the generation of unpleasant art. A system will be developed that can generate abstract animations and several methods of generation and selection will be applied and tested. Some of these methods will be tested in an actual user test to get a good idea about the effects these methods have on the quality of the generated art.