February 12 from 20:00 till 22:00 an OpenToko workshop about Genetic Algorithms takes place at DeWar in Amersfoort. The workshop is part of the broader event entitles â€œusing evolutionâ€ centered around genetic algorithms from a scientific, technical and artistic approach. Before the OpenToko there will be a lecture at 16:00 about the use of genetic algorithms in biological research, and an exposition of artwork made with genetic algorithms.
Genetic algorithms are computational techniques that mimic biological evolutionary processes. Applied in design fields, they can generate unpredictable form solutions and variability in answer to design goals.
The workshop will be given by Luis Fernandez who is software engineer and an artist. He is experienced in making installations with genetic algorithms.
The workshop will focus on the following aspects of genetic algorithms in art & design:
- The history and the development of this field
- How to translate the rules of evolution to rules for design
- How you can increase creativity by sometimes break and sometimes copy the rules of nature
- Because the workshop is given in the Fablab youâ€™ll be encouraged to think about physical output.
After this general introduction we can experiment and play with some basic examples of genetic processing, wich you can adjust to you own ideas. Please bring a laptop with Processing installed, you can download processing here. We will also pay attention to the more general computation way of generic algorithm thinkin. To use this computational way of thinking will open new ways of looking at the design proces.
The cost for the workshop is up to you. You can choose how much the knowledge is worth to you. There will be a honesty box for your cash donations. You can also ask for a bill if you donâ€™t want to pay cash. There is a limit of 20 participants for the workshop so please register below.
Date & Location
February 12th from 20:00 â€“ 22:00.
DeWar, Kleine Koppel 40, Amersfoort
All information, and registration: