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Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence in Music and Art; Guest Editors: B. Manaris and P. MachadoNo Access

EVOLUTION OF FRACTAL SHAPES FOR ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS

    We analyse in this paper the way randomness is considered and used in ArtiE-Fract. ArtiE-Fract is an interactive software, that allows the user (artist or designer) to explore the space of fractal 2D shapes with help of an interactive genetic programming scheme. The basic components of ArtiE-Fract are first described, then we focus on its use by two artists, illustrated by samples of their works. These "real life" tests have led us to implement additional components in the software. It seems obvious for the people who use ArtiE-Fract that this system is a versatile tool for creation, especially regarding the specific use of controlled random components.

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