The Emergence of Complex Behavior

Peter Beyls

The full title of this project is The Emergence of Complex Behavior as an Organizational Paradigm for Concatenative Sound Synthesis. Multi-agent systems commonly exhibit complex behavior resulting from multiple interactions among agents that follow simple rules. In turn, complexity has been used as a generative and organizational paradigm in audiovisual works, exploiting features such as behavioral and morphological complexity with artistic purposes. In this work, we propose to use the Actor model of social interactions to control a concatenative synthesis engine called earGram in real time. The Actor model was originally developed to explore the emergence of visual patterns. On the other hand, earGram was originally developed to facilitate the creative exploration of concatenative sound synthesis. The proposed integration results in the emergence of complex behavior from the Actor model acting as an organizational paradigm for concatenative sound synthesis.