Creative Computing and the Generative Artist

Date

2016-05-22

Advisors

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

2043-8354
2043-8346

Volume Title

Publisher

Inderscience

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

This article addresses the research agenda of creative computing from the perspective of a generative artist/composer, someone for whom processes of software creation and art creation inseparably intertwine. Using his audiovisual composition Clonal Colonies (2011) as a case study, the author addresses the dynamic of generative artistic creation when it is a process of discovery and dialog with artist-created, often unpredictable software systems. He provides technical specifics regarding his use of his variable-coupled map networks approach for music and his Brownian Doughnut Warper visual algorithm. Finally, he proposes a set of principles applicable to the creation of generative artwork, considers how tools and systems could better support such work, and proposes that creative computing research also focus on helping creatives surmount the fundamental personal challenges encountered in creative work of all types.

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Keywords

creative computing, generative art, generative music, algorithmic art, audiovisual art, visual music, creative processes, iterated maps, complex systems, emergent behaviour

Citation

Battey, B. (2016) Creative Computing and the Generative Artist. International Journal of Creative Computing, 1 (2/3/4)

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Research Institute

Music, Technology and Innovation - Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2)