Video Filter Evolution

Matthew Lewis, ACCAD

A data-flow network-based interactive evolutionary design framework was created to provide a testbed for the development and exploration of a diverse range of visual artistic design spaces. The domain of real-time layered video filters is focused on as the initial example. The system supports both real-time video streams and prerecorded video. Issues of stylistic signature, GA vs. GP-based approaches, rapid tuning of fitness distributions, and desirable traits of generic evolutionary design systems are being investigated.

This work was presented at EvoMUSART 2004, the 2nd European Workshop on Evolutionary Music and Art in Coimbra, Portugal.

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