About

This research project is designed to explore the possibilities of generating art through individual, unique, aesthetically pleasing algorithms that can be interpreted by the general populace as holding artistic merit.

A program has been developed using Java and a small SQLite database that will automatically generate images, and through a genetic algorithm choose the best. A scoring metric has been developed for this that rates each image from 0.0 – 1.0.

Each image is developed from a mathematical concept, in this case, cellular automata, which involves filling a grid from a series of rules determined by how previously the grid was filled.