Chaos, Noise, Randomness and Coincidence as Constitutional for Generative Art

Mike Kostner, Franz Schubert and Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb
Proceedings of Bridges 2010: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2010)
Pages 467–470 Short Papers


In this paper we discuss the aspect of randomness in the arts and its mathematical principles. By means of two concrete examples, we are especially interested in the evolutionary process of random paintings and dynamic algorithms, related to works in computer animated generative art. Our aim is to demonstrate ways of using randomness under mathematical conditions as they are constitutional aspects for the production of contemporary art.