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Posted on Thu 26 May 2016


First Week of Residency

As an initial introduction into using rules and algorithms to make creative decisions, we have been looking at Cellular Automatons - a grid of 'cells' where the state of a cell (on or off) affects the states of the…

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Rosie Cooke

Rosie Cooke

Rosie was the Pervasive Media Studio Assistant between 2015-2017.

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Studio Residencies 2012: Juneau Projects

Artists Ben Sadler and Phil Duckworth of Juneau Projects were resident at the Pervasive Media Studio, investigating the artistic possibilities of collaborating with ‘thinking’ machines.

As an initial introduction into using rules and algorithms to make creative decisions, we have been looking at Cellular Automatons - a grid of 'cells' where the state of a cell (on or off) affects the states of the surrounding cells. They can be used to create patterns and 'life forms' which can move about the grid and alter the patterns.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway%27s_Game_of_Life

We have been looking for a way to use a set of rules to create a pattern or image - for instance a wallpaper design. The image here is created by using Stephen Wolfram's Rule 90 for Cellular Automota.

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=rule+90


Project blog by Rosie Cooke

Posted on Thu 26 May 2016

We have been researching how artificial intelligence might help us make an artwork and we have come across the work of Dr Peter Hall and Bath University. http://www.cs.bath.ac.uk/~pmh/start/home.html He has created programs…