Generative Art and Aesthetics

Susan Happersett
Renaissance Banff: Mathematics, Music, Art, Culture (2005)
Pages 65–66


As artists who choose mathematical principles as their theme, we are blessed with a never-ending stream of content. Many art, writing and film schools offer seminars in content generating. Whether it is basic numerical arithmetic, algebra, topology or other higher-level studies, there is an abundance of fertile areas of mathematical work to explore. The challenge is to take these ideas and create aesthetically artistic work, art that somehow speaks to others on a non-mathematical level as well.