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Swarm Tech-Tiles Tim

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This paper describes an exploration of visual and sonic texture. These textures are linked by a swarm of “tech-tiles”, where each tech-tile is a rectangular element of an image or a sequence of audio samples. An entire image can be converted to a single tech-tile, which can be performed as a composition, or a swarm of small tiles can fly over the image, generating a sonic improvisation. In each case, spatial (visual) structure is mapped into temporal (sonic) structure. The construction of a tech-tile from an image file or a sound clip and the swarm/attractor dynamics is explained in some detail. A number of experiments report on the sonic textures derived from various images.


  • Particle Swarm Optimization
  • Particle Position
  • Audio Stream
  • Visual Texture
  • Audio Sample

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Blackwell, T., Jefferies, J. (2005). Swarm Tech-Tiles Tim. In: , et al. Applications of Evolutionary Computing. EvoWorkshops 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3449. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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