Jeffrey Ventrella: Disney Meets Darwin: Evolving Expressive Motions

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    Disney Meets Darwin: Evolving Expressive Motions

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Artist Statement:

    In this session, I will present my work using artificial life techniques, emphasizing real-time, physically-based stick figures whose anatomy and behavior can evolve. I have been using emergence in generating images and animations for many years. My work is an attempt to advance the art of artificial life – an art which can evolve potentially towards immense complexity and expressivity, which would be impossible using top-down design strategies. I have always used the computer as a medium for generating emergent art forms, from my early experiments with fractal and cellular automata, to later developments using evolutionary algorithms. I would like to step through my development as an artificial life artist, and to site the works of other artists and thinkers working in similar ways.


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