spontaneous non-human creativity?
January 15, 2005 7:17 AM   Subscribe

The gallery of random art: computer generated random images posted daily, with voting enabled. To see the most popular images since the project began, check out the best-of gallery.
posted by moonbird (9 comments total)
i can't believe this hasn't been posted before: i checked against two urls, title and phrases.
posted by moonbird at 7:18 AM on January 15, 2005

This certainly is interesting. I'd be interested to see the algorithm used, and if I had time -- something that is presently in short supply for me, sadly -- I'd like to see if I could modify it to learn what pictures are better through the use of the voting system.
posted by ChrisR at 8:00 AM on January 15, 2005

Beautiful. This one might be my favorite, but it's hard to choose. Thanks, moonbird.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 8:10 AM on January 15, 2005

I'm ambivalent: My reactions were simultaneously 'Ugh!', and 'Cool!'. Ugh, because the art is really bad - it's of a standard usually found hanging in a doctor's waiting-room. Cool, because, like ChrisR, I admire the ingenuity of the algorithm. I guess I like the artist better than the art. A good post indeed.
posted by Ritchie at 8:28 AM on January 15, 2005

Now I know where IKEA gets their art...
posted by fieldofdreams at 12:42 PM on January 15, 2005

Interesting in 1988.
posted by HTuttle at 4:46 PM on January 15, 2005

If we put a bunch of computers together in a room and ran the program for a while, eventually "The Birth of Venus" would appear. I'm sure of it.
posted by Spacey at 7:47 PM on January 15, 2005

Interesting. Here's my fave.

Wouldn't it would be fun to use a program like this to see what kind of art our user names would generate?
posted by taz at 2:54 AM on January 16, 2005

This would really rock if the web users' feedback somehow made a difference to the generation of the formulae.
posted by pompomtom at 4:25 AM on January 16, 2005

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