Call for Participation in the Evolutionary Art, Design, and Creativity Competition at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2012)
- Evolutionary Art, Design, and Creativity Competitionto be held as part of the2012 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2012)July 7-11, Philadelphia, PA, USAOrganized by ACM SIGEVOSubmission Deadline for this competition: June 15, 2012The Evolutionary Art, Design, and Creativity Competition at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference showcases the power of evolutionary computation through human-quality artistic works or creativity enhancing experiences generated by or with the assistance of evolution. Entries can be music, images, sculptures, videos, or interactive online experiences, but are not limited to these forms of expression; the goal is that the submissions exhibit some form of independent creativity through genetic and evolutionary computation.==Entry Submission==Entrants must submit: (1) a brief artistic statement illustrating the concept, (2) a short paper describing the technical details and the evolutionary algorithm, and (3) a set of multimedia files, either 5 still images, a video of up to 5 minutes, or a sound file of up to 5 minutes, that demonstrates the output quality of the evolutionary process. All submissions should be sent to ahoover@... by June 15, 2012.==Evaluation==The submissions will be evaluated by a jury of researchers from the evolutionary computation and the technological arts communities. Each submission will be judged on the following criteria:artistic or design merit, innovation, creativity, technical quality, and relevance.==Presentation==Finalists selected by the jury will be invited to present their submission at the competition session, held during the GECCO conference.The winner of the competition will be announced at the SIGEVO meeting ceremony, on July 11, 2012.==Important Dates==* Submission deadline: June 15, 2012* Conference: July 07-11, 2012==Organizers==Christian Gagné, Université LavalAmy K. Hoover, University of Central FloridaJon McCormack, Monash University==Jury==* Peter J. Bentley, Department of Computer Science, University College London* Simon Colton, Computational Creativity Group, Department of Computing, Imperial College, London* Palle Dahlstedt, Department of Applied IT & The Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, Sweden* William Latham, Department of Computing, Goldsmiths' College, University of London* Geraint A. Wiggins, Intelligent Sound and Music Systems, Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary, University of LondonGECCO is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery SpecialInterest Group for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (ACM SIGEVO).