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 web site.

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

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