We were intrigued by the complexity that the simple geometries were possible of generating while aggregating and or occupying the space. We were also very pleased to see that the elected projects were dealing with different issues and formal expressions. While the weaving pattern based cellular system had components that were capable of bearing loads up to 15kg without any problems, the floral surface tessellation was in need of some internal pushing and external pulling forces in order to be able to bloom.
Shaping behaviour revolves around the psychological and physical aspects of morphogenesis. From a psychological point of view, shaping refers to the INFLICTED, CAUSED and or TRAINED TRANSFORMATIONS of the behaviour of an organism/object – which we are addressing through computation. The physical meaning refers to the formal outline and/or geometry of a given object – this being both a two dimensional or three dimensional results of the ongoing COMPUTATIONAL EXPERIMENTATIONS. Since we are not interested in static (not from an engineering point of view) experiments, nor in the direct results, behavior is referring to the PROCESS and the INTENSIVE USAGE of agent based algorithms and SYSTEMS. Our intent with the hereby ongoing project is to develop a GENERIC DESIGN TOOLSET and experiment with the interdisciplinary interaction between the sphere of architectural design and the universe of science. These particular issues will be addressed through a series of WORKSHOPS AND PROJECTS at various scales and based on altered topics. We strongly believe in the hidden potential of collective, MULTI-NODAL RESEARCH and are therefore using it as a tool and as an experiment base. A series of natural, social, economical, political and genetic processes will iteratively be used and studied, evolved and translated into ARCHITECTURAL OR ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS. The general interest lies not within the realm of RESULTS but within the realm of PROCESSES. We are interested in all the “hunchback of Notre dame” results as long as they are based on a “snow white” progress. We strongly believe – as many others have done before us – that the PROCESS OF EXPERIMENTATION is a fruitful environment in which all sorts of RESULTS can occur and MUST BE APPRECIATED.
This video shows never-before seen footage of a deep-sea angler fish, Chaunacops coloratus. The video is based on recent work by scientists at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The video seen here was recorded by MBARI's ROV Doc Ricketts at depths of 7,800 - 10,800 feet below the ocean's surface.