I could easily sink a week of evenings playing around with Context Free Art. It’s a system for producing abstract art from ‘grammars’ – essentially simple recursive computer programs – and can produce some stunning images.
It reminds me a lot of the ImageBreeder project I started off a couple of years ago. The images weren’t nearly as refined as those from CFA but they came from a similarly generative process with the added bonus of an online generator.
The real feature of ImageBreeder was the breeding part which made the system instantly accessible to anyone who could express a preference with a mouse click. I’d love to try to connect these two systems together but I can’t see it happening soon, sadly.
Much obliged to Rag! for putting me on to all this.