Evolving Darwin's Gaze is an installation which traveled the world in a series of one person shows. It was seen by thousands. It is a series of generative abstract paintings that embody a cognitive approach to modeling portraiture. Steve DiPaola has applied Darwinian evolutionary techniques (genetic crossover, mutation and survival) to the architecture of a computer program that generates unique expressions of John Collier’s 1883 portrait of Charles Darwin. The evolving families of portraits strive to be like the original painted gaze, while at the same time, are infused with computational interpretations of human creativity. The artwork is the creative evolutionary systems that produces the many visual interpretations of the 1883 portrait and the relationships, read more »