Computer Generated Art: Explore Emergence
Create computer generated art and learn about emergence at The Emergent Universe, an online interactive science museum.
This cubist cityscape has no artist. It was grown by a computer program following simple rules. Just as in the crystal growth of snowflakes, a new pattern is generated every time.
How it works:
Initial, or “seed,” cracks are placed at random. Each subsequent crack is then started from a random point on an existing crack and continued out nearly perpendicularly until another crack is encountered. A sand painting pattern, in colors sampled randomly from a Jackson Pollock, is grown from each crack.