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authors Miranda, Pablo and Coates, Paul
year 2000
title Swarm modelling. The use of Swarm Intelligence to generate architectural form
source 3th International Conference on Generative Art, Politecnico di Milano University, Milan, Italy
summary In general the paper discusses the morphogenetic properties of swarm behaviour, and presents an example of mapping trajectories in the space of forms onto 3d flocking boids. This allows the construction of a kind of analogue to the string writing genetic algorithms and Genetic programming that are more familiar, and which have been reported by CECA. Earlier work with autonomous agents at CECA were concerned with the behaviour of agents embedded in an environment, and interactions between perceptive agents and their surrounding form. As elaborated below, the work covered in this paper is a refinement and abstraction of those experiments. This places the swarm back where perhaps it should have belonged, into the realms of abstract computation, where the emergent behaviours (the familiar flocking effect, and other observable morphologies) are used to control any number of alternative lower level morphological parameters, and to search the space of all possible variants in a directed and parallel way.
keywords Swarm Intelligence; Autonomous agents; Enactive Perception; Structural Coupling; Sensory-motor Perception; Stigmergy
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email pablom@interactiveinstitute.se
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