Project Sample: Genetic Algorithms

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Genetic Algorithms (GA's) have been applied since the 1950's to simulate the evolution of a population. Soon enough, they became a widely known method to solve optimization problems in computer science and several genetic algorithmic systems were developed, such as Evolver. Genetic algorithms are not only suited for computer science; they may also be applied to artistic domains. For example, Ariza discusses an alternative application of GA's. Rather than moving towards a complex solution, Ariza's genetic algorithm system pulls from a trajectory of rhythmic populations that moves towards a simple solution. My work with Genetic Algorithms also focuses on creating interesting trends from an evolutionary process that moves towards a simple solution. I show that my system can be applied to granular synthesis to make compelling gestures...

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Project Sample: Genetic Algorithms, #1 (NOTE: this track starts at very low volume and emerges slowly.)

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Project Sample: Genetic Algorithms, #2 

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Project Sample: Genetic Algorithms, #3

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