Title: Fitness in evolutionary art and music: a taxonomy and future prospects

Authors: Colin G. Johnson

Addresses: School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF, England, UK

Abstract: This paper is concerned with the idea of fitness in art and music systems that are based on evolutionary computation. A taxonomy is presented of the ways in which fitness is used in such systems, with two dimensions: what the fitness function is applied to, and the basis by which the function is constructed. A large collection of papers are classified using this taxonomy. The paper then discusses a number of ideas that have not been used for fitness evaluation in evolutionary art and which might be valuable in future developments: memory, scaffolding, connotation and web search.

Keywords: evolutionary art; evolutionary music; fitness evaluation; digital art; evolutionary computation; taxonomy; memory; scaffolding; connotation; web search.

DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2016.075406

International Journal of Arts and Technology, 2016 Vol.9 No.1, pp.4 - 25

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 22 Mar 2016 *

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