The Complex Generative Art of Jonathen McCabe
WE ALL know the world can look weird and wonderful under the microscope, but who knew cells could look this pretty? Actually, you won’t find these psychedelic blobs in any living creature on Earth, because contrary to appearances this image has been created by a computer.
Generative artist Jonathan McCabe works with algorithms first developed by mathematician Alan Turing to create pictures like this. “I don’t guide the production of any particular image, the program runs from start to finish without input,” McCabe says, though he does tweak the software to produce different results. “The trick is to try to make a system that generates interesting output by itself.” New Scientist