Filterscape: Energy Recycling in a Creative Ecosystem

  • Alice Eldridge
  • Alan Dorin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5484)


This paper extends previous work in evolutionary ecosystemic approaches to generative art. Filterscape, adopts the implicit fitness specification that is fundamental to this approach and explores the use of resource recycling as a means of generating coherent sonic diversity in a generative sound work. Filterscape agents consume and deposit energy that is manifest in the simulation as sound. Resource recycling is shown to support cooperative as well as competitive survival strategies. In the context of our simulation, these strategies are recognised by their characteristic audible signatures. The model provides a novel means to generate sonic diversity through de-centralised agent interactions.


Resource Distribution Niche Construction Grazer System Population Explosion Synchronic Diversity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alice Eldridge
    • 1
  • Alan Dorin
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Electronic Media ArtMonash UniversityAustralia

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