1. One example of effective complexity that I am particularly fond of is the sound of shoes walking through gravel. Initially I assumed that similar to white noise and static, this would be an example of total randomness. However, upon further thought it occurred to me that there is some order and rhythm to it because of the way a shoe distributes weight as it steps.
2. I relate to the problem of authenticity. This is because I often times see generative art as an opportunity to solve technical problems and get lost in these challenges as opposed to the form of expression itself. However, in the end the value I derive from such projects is the self expression, so I would say that generative art is authentic.