Can a Monkey with a Computer Create Art?

8/3/2001


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Table of Contents

Can a Monkey with a Computer Create Art?

Outline

Typical Experimental Data

Determinism

Example (2-D Quadratic Iterated Map)

Solutions Are Seldom Chaotic

Probability of chaotic solutions

Types of Attractors

Strange Attractors

Stretching and Folding

Fractals

Natural Fractals

Human Evaluations

Aesthetic Evaluation

A Simple 4-D Example

“Infinite” Variety

Symmetric Icons

Selection Criteria

Artificial Neural Networks

Computer Art Critique

Gorilla Art

More Gorilla Art

Summary

References

Author: Clint Sprott

Email: sprott@juno.physics.wisc.edu

Home Page: http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/