Sketchmaker (2007-)


Sketchmaker is a project I started in 2007 but still continue to improve and change. It is trying to answer the question if a computer can autonomously create images that “look like art”. It┬átries to achive that by using an evolutionary process that gradually evolves images towards an appearance that looks more like known art than just random noise or non-artistic images. The process consists of two parts: one is the image generation engine that uses a genetic code to randomly assemble┬ásmaller single-purpose image processing and generation modules that in their interplay produce pixel images. The second part is the judgement module which analyses and classifies the generated images based on a classification system that has been trained to recognize artworks and non-artworks.

Sketchmaker generated images on flickr.