Video

Evolution

John Osborne

2007, 02:38 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 956.01

The video "Evolution" is the second in The Complexity Series based on sequences of evolving patterns generated by mathematical rules or algorithms. The patterns were captured frame by frame from a program written in the Java language. A music sound track was composed using open source loops and synchronized to the changing patterns. This is the most simple and pure example of the evolving patterns and viewers often think that it was done with the "Lite-Brite" toy.

The Complexity Series (4 videos): In early 2000, I started writing computer programs in Java using evolutionary algorithms to generate patterns and abstract images. My goal was to use the changing images not only as 2-D art but also as the basis for animated films to explore the relationship between sounds and images.

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