Generating Art from a Computer Game

An Interview with Alison Mealey

Many artists use various types of processes, events, social patterns etc. as controlling or contributing factors in the creation of artworks. Alison Mealey has chosen to base her art on the computer game Unreal Tournament. More precisely, she lets a number of virtual players play the game for approximately 30 minutes at a time and uses the data from the games to produce complex drawings. These drawings are also based on photographic portraits. Thomas Petersen, co-editor of artificial.dk, asked Alison some questions about her art and the processes behind it. Check out Unrealart and Alison Mealey's blog.

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