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      Mini-XEPA: An Installation of Collaborating Intelligent Light and Sound Sculptures

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      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2017) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      11 – 13 July 2017

      Generative art, Complexity, Emergence, Computational aesthetic evaluation, Installation art, Light art, Sound art

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            Abstract

            Mini-XEPA is an installation of about 16 systems that anticipates a future where machines form their own societies. The project is a second generation following the original XEPA project of a few years prior. These systems exhibit apparent artistic creativity by applying modest artificial intelligence to aesthetic challenges. The small mini-XEPA intelligent sculptures create animated light sequences and musical sound. No scripts, coordination information, or commands are used. Each mini-XEPA “watches” the others and modifies its own aesthetic behaviour to create a collaborative improvisational performance. First an overview of mini-XEPA is presented as to purpose, hardware, software, and algorithms for aesthetic evaluation and aesthetic group convergence. After that we drill down on a specific aspect of the mini-XEPA’s intelligent behaviour, the computational aesthetic evaluation of colour palettes.

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            Contributors
            Conference
            July 2017
            July 2017
            : 403-409
            Affiliations
            [0001]Texas A&M University

            Department of Visualization

            C418 Langford Center – 3137 TAMU

            College Station, Texas 77843-3137

            USA
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/EVA2017.80
            6e631e11-a58b-495b-bd87-4b0b61098a41
            © Galanter. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2017, UK

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2017)
            EVA
            London, UK
            11 – 13 July 2017
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
            Product
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            4. REFERENCES

            1. 2012 Computational Aesthetic Evaluation: Past and Future Computers and Creativity Springer Berlin

            2. 2013 XEPA: Color And Pattern Algorithms For Intelligent Light Sculptures International Conference on Generative Art Milan, Italy 10-12 December 2013 1 17 Generative Design Lab, Milan Polytechnic. Milan

            3. 2014 Xepa - Autonomous Intelligent Light And Sound Sculptures That Improvise Group Performances Leonardo 47 4 386 393

            4. 1958 Musical composition with a high-speed digital computer Journal of the Audio Engineering Society 6 6 154 160

            5. 2015 Inceptionism: Going Deeper into Neural Networks. http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2015/06/inceptionism-going-deeper-into-neural.html 11 November 2015

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