Aesthetic agents: experiments in swarm painting

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dc.contributor.author Love, Justin
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-28T20:35:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-28T20:35:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-09-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4294
dc.description.abstract The creation of expressive styles for digital art is one of the primary goals in non-photorealistic rendering. In this paper, we introduce a swarm-based multi-agent system that is capable of producing expressive imagery through the use of multiple digital images. At birth, agents in our system are assigned a digital image that represents their 'aesthetic ideal'. As agents move throughout a digital canvas they try to 'realize' their ideal by modifying the pixels in the digital canvas to be closer to the pixels in their aesthetic ideal. When groups of agents with different aesthetic ideals occupy the same canvas, a new image is created through the convergence of their competing aesthetic goals. We use our system to explore the concepts and techniques from a number of Modern Art movements and to create an interactive media installation. The simple implementation and effective results produced by our system makes a compelling argument for more research using swarm-based multi-agent systems for non-photorealistic rendering. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Multi-agent Systems en_US
dc.subject Interactive Art en_US
dc.subject Non-photorealistic Rendering en_US
dc.subject Swarm Painting en_US
dc.subject Artificial Life en_US
dc.title Aesthetic agents: experiments in swarm painting en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Wyvill, Brian
dc.contributor.supervisor Gibson, Steve
dc.degree.department Interdisciplinary Graduate Program en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science M.Sc. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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