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Genetic Images

Genetic images

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“Karl Sims’Genetic Images uses genetic algorithms to generate visual images that are subjected to ‘aesthetic selection’ by the audience, resulting in a form of interactive, artificial evolution.”[1]

It is “a media installation in which visitors can interactively “evolve” abstract still images. A supercomputer generates and displays 16 images on an arc of screens. Visitors stand on sensors in front of the most aesthetically pleasing images to select which ones will survive and reproduce to make the next generation”.[2]

[1] Edward.A Shanken, Art and Eelectronic Media,p.151

[2] Karl Sims’ Homepage,