Soft Computing Techniques are used throughout many of my other
research intrests (eg Data Mining, Cellular Automata, Cognitive
Science).

A recent interest and still in its infancy is the automated generation of
visual art. See
Internet links.

I am using evolutionary algorithms as a framework to generate computer graphic images. (see example images below).

A problematic area is that of fitness functions.

A number of computer artists by-pass this problem by relying on human aesthetic judgement (whether explicit or implicit).

I am looking to develop a computer based aesthetic model
(probably connectionist) as fitness function for the existing
evolutionary framework.

This may *eventually* be linked to to the work on emotion and emergence.

Image 1: Automated generated from initial random sequence of simple operators

Sequence: logt( minus( logxor( (logcom y) (logcom (logxor 33 x)))
logand( y (abs 245))))

Further GreyScale evolved image population Here

Expressions use combinations of the following:

[abs expt inverse logt sin cos tan rand logcom]

[plus minus multiplication division modulus remainder logand logor logxor]

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09 January 2003