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Matthew Lewis, 2000

(NOTE: While this page remains currently out of date, an updated page with repaired links and many many additions is in the process of being generated and is expected to come online during summer 2006)

Visual Aesthetic Evolutionary Design Links

This is a resource page intended to provide pointers to projects and writings dealing with the interactive evolutionary design of image, form, and motion, via aesthetic selection. Pioneers in this field include Richard Dawkins, Karl Sims, William Latham and Stephen Todd.

Email additions, corrections, suggestions, etc. to Matthew Lewis.

General Articles, Papers, Books...

Richard Dawkins

Karl Sims

Expression-based Images

RenderMan Shaders

Fractal-based Images

Filter-based Images


Misc Image, Color, and 2D Shape Evolution

William Latham and Stephen Todd

Misc 3D Shape, Form, Geometry Evolution







This list originated as a subset of the ever inspirational Craig Reynolds' more general list of links for Evolutionary Computation for Art and Design. See Craig's list for a broader range of related evolutionary design projects, including music evolution, automatic motion generation, etc.

Matthew Lewis
ACCAD, The Ohio State University

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