“Dreams in High Fidelity” by Draves

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    Dreams in High Fidelity



    Dreams in High Fidelity is a painting that evolves. It was designed and rendered with the Electric Sheep screen-saver, a cyborg mind composed of 30,000 computers and people mediated by a genetic algorithm. Physically it consists of a small computer driving a large liquid crystal display. The image is abstract, slowly morphing, and non-repeating.


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    3. Sims, K. 1991. Artificial evolution for computer graphics. In Proceedings of SIGGRAPH, ACM.
    4. Townsend, M., 2004. Apophysis. http://apophysis.org.

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