Evolution of music by public choice

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@Article{MacCallum:2012:PNAS,
  author =       "Robert M. MacCallum and Matthias Mauch and 
                 Austin Burt and Armand M. Leroi",
  title =        "Evolution of music by public choice",
  journal =      "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences",
  year =         "2012",
  volume =       "109",
  number =       "30",
  pages =        "12081--12086",
  month =        jul # " 24",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, interactive
                 evolution, culture, algorithm",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1073/pnas.1203182109",
  size =         "6 pages",
  abstract =     "Music evolves as composers, performers, and consumers
                 favour some musical variants over others. To
                 investigate the role of consumer selection, we
                 constructed a Darwinian music engine consisting of a
                 population of short audio loops that sexually reproduce
                 and mutate. This population evolved for 2513
                 generations under the selective influence of 6931
                 consumers who rated the loop aesthetic qualities. We
                 found that the loops quickly evolved into music
                 attributable, in part, to the evolution of
                 aesthetically pleasing chords and rhythms. Later,
                 however, evolution slowed. Applying the Price equation
                 \cite{price:nature}, a general description of
                 evolutionary processes, we found that this stasis was
                 mostly attributable to a decrease in the fidelity of
                 [genetic] transmission. Our experiment shows how
                 cultural dynamics can be explained in terms of
                 competing evolutionary forces.",
  notes =        "open access.

                 pop 100. Overlapping generations. web www internet user
                 interface. Supplementary document, p14, Figure S2 gives
                 context free grammar defining the general structure of
                 [GP] tree-like genome, STGP?? Analysis Darwin Tunes
                 http://darwintunes.org/participate Survival of the
                 funkiest
                 http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/genetic_programming/message/5878",
}

Genetic Programming entries for Robert M MacCallum Matthias Mauch Austin Burt Armand M Leroi

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