2015-16 Term 1 Year 4 – Project: Honours Work in Progress

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Calum Richie

“My honours project will revolve around interactive, generative art. I am interested in the computer’s ability to emulate nature and create pseudo-natural imagery. I would like to explore the possibility of creating visuals that are suggestive of a natural process, using a process that is as far from nature as possible. I would like to build a project where the user is encouraged to compose a tweet of their choice but including a specific hashtag. The program will then select a tweet with the chosen hashtag, and based upon the content of the tweet it will generate something that is suggestive of a DNA sequence. From the resulting DNA sequence, quasi life forms will ensue.” – Calum Richie