What is generative art?
"Generative art refers to art that in whole or in part has been created with the use of an autonomous system" - Wikipedia
While it's a good starting point, I knew there was more to that.
So I analysed 15 texts ranging from artist bios to artworks descriptions in order to find out how the actual people shaping this world of generative art described themselves and their creations.
I simply collected the most recurring words, and the fed them into this boids simulation.
The result is an image which was printed and displayed at the first popup exhibition of the master I'm attending at goldsmiths university (Computational Arts MA).
Lecturer: Lior Ben Gai
Full article is here: http://doc.gold.ac.uk/compartsblog/index.php/work/what-is-generative-art/
Source code is available here: https://github.com/vvzen/MACA/tree/master/end-1-term-projects/pfa1/idea-1
I dot not own the music, I just think it's beautiful.
Portico Quartet - Endless
Art in the Age of Automation - Gondwana Records