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id ga0126
authors van Loocke, Philip
year 2001
title Organic visualisation of high-dimensional objects: exploration of a world of forms based on the heart transform
source International Conference on Generative Art
summary The paper starts with a brief motivation for the present type of work. The ecological argument, the world view argument and the argument in terms of understanding intuition are summarized. Then, a particular approach to the generative construction of organic forms is developed. The forms are based on variations of the ‘heart transform’. These variations allowone to construct two- and three dimensional visualizations of high-dimensional objects. The resulting forms can be described as ‘organic’ and complex, but some basic features, such as the requirement that a construction should be broader at its basis than at its top, or that itshould be more fractal at its boundary than at its center, can be controlled. The representations of some sets of high-dimensional points are aesthetically more attractive than the representations of other sets. It is discussed how this leads to the possibility of an aesthetic - instead of an algorithmic- basis for decisions on class-membership, and how this may shed light on the difference between algorithms and intuition.
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email philip.vanloocke@rug.ac.be
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