[ISEA2000] Paper: Michel Bret – Experimentation in connexionnism’s arts


Functional models, traditionally used in artificial imaging and in interactive arts, only produce deterministic systems with trajectories defined once the initial conditions are known. However, behavioural models enable interactivity to be developed from these many interactions within a complex net-work can result non-programmed behaviours. Today, we shall be examining neurobiologically-inspired models which should, or so we think, enable interactively created situations to emerge.

Michel Bret will present some of his work and try to develop the conditions and methods for new artistic work: from modelling living bodies based on the simulation of appearances, to generating behaviours or functions.

  • Michel Bret, France.¬†Professeur √† l’Universit√© PARIS8. Teaches Art and Technology Image. Since 1989, his researching has focused on interactivity, neuron network and genetic algorithm application to the artistic computer creation : creation of interactive installations and several synthesis movies awarded in international festivals.

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