For informational purposes only
This is a fluid document, compiled from different notes/docs, originally started in ~2008, having grown slowly from my more general manifesto of that period and frequently been revised to help steer my own practice (the artistic parts) ever since.
All of the things listed here are "soft" guidelines & considerations, not an exhaustive set of hard rules! Various omissions and exceptions do exist, and the latter are explicitly encouraged! Yet, I do not imagine there'll be even minor agreement about these highly subjective, personal stances — in fact I'm very much expecting the opposite... So I'm also not publishing these bullet points to start any form of debate, but, after all these years, it's important for me to openly document how I myself have been approaching generative art projects, the topics & goals I've been trying to research & learn about, also including some of the hard lessons learned, in the hope some of these considerations might be useful for others too.
Since that list already has become rather long, there're also a bunch of other considerations & clarifications I've had to omit for now. Please keep that in mind when reading, and if some sections are maybe a little too brief/unclear...