Extras and Asides to my GA2000 presentation, Politecnico di Milano, Italy December 2000

Why are there so few commercial generative art programs out there?

Maybe there are, but they are not called "generative art programs":

And maybe we are not really thinking of the end user when we design these programs? Who are we aiming at? The artist or the general public? Surely it should be aimed at the general public at least in part. Computers are there to empower people, not continue the division between a professional paid skilled artist/designer and the amateur.

What would we have to change in our programs if we wanted to attract the general public?

What a horrid list that is!

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