Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, Vol. 8, Iss. 1, January, 2004, pp. 103-115
@2004 Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences


Can a Monkey with a Computer Create Art?

J. C. Sprott, University of Wisconsin

Abstract: A computer can be programmed to search through the solution of millions of equations to find a few hundred whose graphical display is aesthetically pleasing to humans. This paper describes some methods for performing such an exhaustive search, criteria for automatically judging aesthetic appeal, and examples of the results.

Keywords: art, aesthetics, chaos, strange attractor