[ISEA2013] Artist Statement: Scott Draves – Gen 244 (2011)

Artist  Statement

Artificial intelligence and human designers come together in this generative, participatory ‘cloud art’ work made with mathematics and Darwinian evolution by Draves’ Electric Sheep open source code. The essence of life is created in digital form in the artwork’s cyborganic mind comprised of 450,000 computers and people who vote on their favourite designs which reproduce according to a genetic algorithm.

  • Scott Draves (USA) is a pioneering software artist best known for creating the Electric Sheep, a collective intelligence consisting of 450,000 computers and people that uses mathematics and genetic algorithms to create an infinite abstract animation.  ScottDraves.com