ELVIRA is an evolutionary art program that together with a human user generates digital art. ELIVRA generates images, the user selects which ones they prefer and if they’d like the images to be crossbred or mutated, and EVLIRA randomly selects new images from the chosen set to crossbreed or mutate. The cycle continues with the new set of generated images.
ELVIRA presents the user with ‘a continuous supply of present images at the top of the screen. The user can drag these images into trays lower on the screen to organise them. The rows of trays add physicality to the design and enable the choosing of any pair of images for crossover. If a user drags one image on top of another, i-ELVIRA immediately crosses over the genomes of the two images to produce four child images, which appear at the top of the screen. Moreover, if the user drags an image to the printer/scanner, i-ELVIRA will immediately start the generation of four mutations of the image.’
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