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    Emergence and Navigating...
    Develop a generative, emergent process to fill space (2D or 3D) using only black lines. Modify a known process or invent your own. Implement your...
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    Exercise 1
    1.
    I found this picture interesting because it's a fractal, but it was still able to achieve a nice aesthetic quality. Many of the fractals I've seen have been two-dimensional and very mathematical in it's visual nature. This one pushes into the third dimension, and although it's easy to see how its fractal nature comes into play, there is enough variation so that it achieves an almost natural look. Its material resembles that of bone. It almost looks like a fossil of some strange early life-form. The background gives the fractal object a generic setting. It's very plain and minimal, but it's easily recognizable as an earthly location with the object floating in the sky. By doing this, it gives the fractal object an environment that one could imagine it interacting within.
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    This is the most realistic simulation of the growth of cosmic structure developed by the Virgo consortium. The website http://www.mpa-garching.mpg.de/galform/millennium/  has much more with videos navigating the structure of the simulation in three dimensions. It's amazing this was able to be acheived keeping in mind that it took the main supercomputer at the Max Planck Society's Supercomputing Centre in Garching in Germany more than a month to construct it. This picture is very engaging in that it holds a resemblance to interconnected neurons. This could even be the next step to google maps.

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