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Volume 7834 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 97-108

Swarmic Paintings and Colour Attention

  • Mohammad Majid al-RifaieAffiliated withVividus Swarm Lab, Vividus Solutions LTD.
  • , John Mark BishopAffiliated withGoldsmiths, University of London

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Swarm-based multi-agent systems have been deployed in non-photorealistic rendering for many years. This paper introduces a novel approach in adapting a swarm intelligence algorithm – Stochastic Diffusion Search – for producing non-photorealistic images. The swarm-based system is presented with a digital image and the agents move throughout the digital canvas in an attempt to satisfy the dynamic roles – attention to different colours – associated to them via their fitness function. Having associated the rendering process with the concepts of ‘attention’ in general and colour attention in particular, this papers briefly discusses the ‘computational creativity’ of the work through two prerequisites of creativity (i.e. freedom and constraints) within the swarm intelligence’s two infamous phases of exploration and exploitation.