- "Generative art refers to any art practice where the artist uses a system,such as a set of natural language rules, a computer program, a machine,or other procedural invention, which is set into motion with some degree ofautonomy contributing to or resulting in a completed work of art.”-Philip Galanter
- For a graphic designer, generative techniques do not have to be a lofty unattainable processgoverned by complicated mathematics and coding, which are difficult to understand and implement.Instead, generative designs should be perceived as a way to make visual design:DynamicIn constant flux, activity or progressResponsiveReactive to a designer’s rules and a user’s needs or promptingsNovelOffers opportunities to present fresh outcomes through iteration, play and discovery
EmergentProduces controlled complexity through the interactions of simple components
IterativeAble to produce numerous outcomes with cohesive visual properties
- Changing simple variables in the code influenced the letterforms a different way eachtime the "sketch" was run. In this way, a designer may change a graphic many times over whilekeeping a cohesive visual style. These videos display a screen capture of the code running in aJava Applet, which was exported from Processing. The quality of each output varied greatly.
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