Aesthetic Evolution of L-Systems Revisited

  • Jon McCormack
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3005)


Methods for evolving Lindenmayer systems (L-systems) have been discussed in the literature for more than 10 years. This paper revisits one of the first published methods on the application of interactive evolution of L-systems for creative purposes, using aesthetic selection. An epilogue surveys the techniques and applications of evolutionary L-system methods since the original publication by the author in 1993. Conclusions are drawn about the utility and difficulties associated with evolving L-system productions, and aesthetic evolution in general, particularly with application to design and creative process.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jon McCormack
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  1. 1.Centre for Electronic Media ArtSchool of Computer Science and Software Engineering Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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