Generative Art

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Aka: Generic art

Philip Galanter's definition

Generative art refers to any art practice where the artist creates a process, such as a set of natural language rules, a computer program, a machine, or other procedural invention, which is then set into motion with some degree of autonomy contributing to or resulting in a completed work of art.

from his paper "What is Generative Art? Complexity theory as a context for art theory"

Adrian Ward's definition

Generative art is a term given to work which stems from concentrating on the processes involved in producing an artwork, usually (although not strictly) automated by the use of a machine or computer, or by using mathematic or pragmatic instructions to define the rules by which such artworks are executed. Adrian Ward, on Generative.net web site.

(Definitions taken from Generative.net Wiki: Generative Art Definition excluding minor formatting changes)

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