You Think You’re Better Than Me: Squaring Off Against an Algorithm

From Dan Shiffman:

“A genetic algorithm refers to the process of evolving populations of DNA-like data (encoded as a series of bits, 0s and 1s).”

I chose as the DNA a phrase inspired by the competitive quality of the relationship between perceived capabilities of man and machine; ultimately a conflict in processes of production, not disparate entities.

“So You Think You’re Better Than Me”.

After many generations of mating, the algorithm does not arrive at the full correct string sequence.

I do my best to paint along with the algorithm. I miss most of the thousands of strings; catching on to tiny pieces of its process as I draw my brush across a white piece of paper.

Genetic Algorithm: You think you’re better than me from becky kazansky on Vimeo.