Generative or procedural art or graphics are programs to create drawings. They can be written for humans or computers to execute.

They can be recursive meaning that a step in the process might ask you to execute the same step or the whole process inside the current step.

This is by no means exhaustive, but it’s a place to start collecting references.

At internetfriendsforever we design and make generative graphics, and hold workshops in programming as a tool for drawing.

Examples of human execution

Caroline Kryzecki via

Vera Molnar

STSQ Human Printer

Computer generated