Thomas Lin Pedersen is a "former bioinformatician/computational biologist turned data scientist turned software engineer who focuses on improving researchers interactions with the data they produce."
Thomas Lin Pedersen is a generative artist focusing mainly on exploring the beauty of dynamic systems. For him, the sweet spot of generative art lies in creating a system that you know well enough to set it up for success, but is so complex that you still get surprised when you see the result.
"The more I become familiar with a system I’ve developed, the more it feels like a (slightly unpredictable) brush to paint with."
The process of generative art is dual, in that it both requires the development of a system, as well as development of a visualisation method for the output of the system. A single system can give rise to very heterogeneous results if different visualisation approaches are employed. Mixing and matching existing systems and visualisation methods as well as developing new ones over time is the cornerstone of making generative art.
"Crypto art is a contentious subject due to the high energy consumption, and thus it’s ecological impact, of some crypto technologies. Still, technologies around crypto art and non-fungible tokens (NFT) have the potential to disrupt the current art market and improve the situation for artist so it is wrong to dismiss it outright."