1 February 2010
The term generative art does not describe any art-movement. It is a method of making art. The term refers to how the art is made and does not take into account why it was made or what the content of the artwork is.
Generative art is now used to software-releated art works, but one of the first was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Musikalisches Wurfelspiel (Musical Dice Game) in 1757, what was an early example of a generative system based on randomness. Generative artists such as Hans Haacke have explored processes of physical and biological systems in artistic context.
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