The Art of Artificial Evolution

A Handbook on Evolutionary Art and Music

  • Juan Romero
  • Penousal Machado

Part of the Natural Computing Series book series (NCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Evolutionary Art

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Matthew Lewis
      Pages 3-37
  3. Evolutionary Music

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. James McDermott, Niall J. L. Griffith, Michael O’Neill
      Pages 81-101
    3. Tim Blackwell
      Pages 103-122
    4. Rafael Ramirez, Amaury Hazan, Jordi Marine, Xavier Serra
      Pages 123-142
  4. Real-World Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Christian Jacob, Gerald Hushlak
      Pages 145-166
    3. Martin Hemberg, Una-May O’Reilly, Achim Menges, Katrin Jonas, Michel da Costa Gonçalves, Steven R. Fuchs
      Pages 167-188
    4. Charlie D. Frowd, Peter J. B. Hancock
      Pages 189-210
  5. Artistic Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Nicolas Monmarché, Isabelle Mahnich, Mohamed Slimane
      Pages 227-247
    3. J. J. Ventrella
      Pages 269-288
    4. Philip Galanter
      Pages 311-332
  6. Future Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Craig Neufeld, Brian J. Ross, William Ralph
      Pages 335-356
    3. Gary R. Greenfield
      Pages 357-380
    4. Penousal Machado, Juan Romero, Bill Manaris
      Pages 381-415
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 453-458

About this book


While improvements in computer performance are dramatically changing the computer-generated art industry, scientists in natural computing have teamed up with artists to examine how bioinspired systems can influence art, technology and even aesthetic appreciation.
This comprehensive book gives an up-to-date survey of the relevant bioinspired computing research fields – such as evolutionary computation, artificial life, swarm intelligence and ant colony algorithms – and examines applications in art, music and design. The editors and contributors are researchers and artists with deep experience of the related science, tools and applications, and the book includes overviews of historical developments and future perspectives.
The book will be of interest to computer scientists and artists engaged with natural computing techniques applied to art, music and design.  The book is supported with a dedicated website.


Artificial evolution Computer Computer-aided design Computer-generated art Computer-generated music Evolutionary computating Natural computing algorithms artificial life automata intelligence

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan Romero
    • 1
  • Penousal Machado
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information and Communication TechnologiesUniversity of A Coruña Campus de ElvinaSpain
  2. 2.CISUC Dept. of Informatics EngineeringUniversity of CoimbraPortugal

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