Living Matter

Interactive algorithmic art in processing

PROCESSING; INTERACTIVE ART WINTER '16

Sound Exploration

#E25822 is generated from sound, evolving algorithmic rules, and physical-world marks of dirt.

Vinyl Cutter Pen Plots

Motion Study

Genetic Algorithms & Projection

Living Matter explores the relationship between code and nature. A genetic algorithm defines chromosomes, mutations, and base pairs to generate new DNA templates that converge on a targeted sequence. At each generation, artist-defined rules dictate the translation of this template into light forms. Codon tuples, nucleotide occurrences, and base pair relations are all parameters for the size, shape, color, and movement of these life forms. And of course a little randomness is thrown in to keep things interesting. The final expression of these populations is a light projection on to a wall, which displays the frenetic network of biological life. Read Proposal