Artificial Life and Robotics

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 151–156 | Cite as

The application of artificial life to interactive computer installations

Invited Article


This paper reports on the creation of interactive computer installations that combine artificial life and real life by means of human-computer interactions. These installations have focused on real-time interactions and evolutionary image processes. Accordingly, visitors to the installations become essential parts of the systems by transmitting their individual behaviors, emotions, and personalities to the image processes of the work. Images in these installations are no longer static, pre-fixed, and predictable, but become “living systems” themselves, representing minute changes in the viewers' interactions with the evolutionary image processes. Natural evolution has brought about a vast variety of forms and structures in nature. This research considers how artificial evoluation can function as a tool of the visual creation process; design should no longer be done by a designer or artist, but should emerge through the evolutionary image process itself.


Genetic Code Touch Screen Artificial Life Vertex Point Natural Interface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ATR Advanced Telecommunications Research LaboratoriesMIC media Integration and Communications ResearchKyotoJapan

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