the visual evolution engine
Beyond human imagination lies an unknown realm, which is still within the bounds of comprehensibility. Because computers have no imagination, they can access this unknown realm, and computer calculations can generate extraordinary beauty that had not been imagined previously, for example, the Mandelbrot Set.
This is the rationale behind Inconstant Light’s visual evolution engine (VEE): to allow computer algorithms to run free, and see where they lead.
The heart of VEE is operations with two-dimensional Fourier Transforms of images. VEE does not use standard Artificial Intelligence techniques to mimic human artists, since this would defeat the purpose.
There are a number of software add-ons:
- Wavelet operations,
- Adaptive Layered Image Synthesis (ALISA) for use with figures,
- Cyclic Nonlinear Desaturation (CYNDE) which creates nonlinear effects in images, and
- the Visual Revelator which reveals effects in shadows and light.
As well, hundreds of Photoshop™ operations are typically performed, mostly automated. Other creative input includes identification of promising art from thousands of images and manual work with Photoshop.
video example of VEE
The video is low-resolution and quality. The visual evolution is actually displayed in reverse time, ie, most evolved at the start, and at the end, the cover reveal of my upcoming publications (2022) with Meerkat Press appears.
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