Funky Ikebana generates digital flowers that evolve based on a user’s preferences. The user selects the flowers they like based on appearance and movement and Funky Ikebana evolves a new set of flowers based on the user’s favourites.
Funky Ikebana uses ‘the L-system to create a simple animation for the flowers, causing them to ‘dance’. Flowers danced differently, an emergent property of their morphology, and users could selectively evolve flowers for their movement instead of just shape. Because [the creators] used the chorus line pattern to show many flowers dancing at once, the user was able to notice particularly graceful or vigorous ones, and select for that.’
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Compton, K., & Mateas, M. (2015, June). Casual Creators. In ICCC (pp. 228-235).