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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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    The print illustrates the various formations that the boids can take once the simulation is run. The documented relationships between the boids create very unique patterns based on the space in which they move and the obstacles placed in their way. Though the patterns are formed by straight lines, the emergent pattern results in a completely, non geometric and organic quality.
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    The concept utilizes the boids flocking system, and explores the relationship between each of the boids. Though the movement of the boids flock will still be governed by cohesion, adhesion, and separation, there will be additional factors used to visually explore the relationship of swarming groups further. The first image involves a "personal space" given to each of the boids as denoted by the spheres. Though, the image does not show all of the boids having this "personal space" due to aesthetic reasons, the program will involve ALL of the boids having it.



    Next, when these boids fly together, naturally their "personal spaces" will intersect. When the intersection happens, a line will be drawn between them. Not only will the line signify the position of the individual boid during a given time, but will also map the relationship of these positions over time. Unlike the image there will be more than two boids, so with many intersecting "personal spaces" when the boids flock together, there will be many such relationship pathways which may give way to interesting emergent patterns.
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    This is a work by Gordon Terry called "Superconsciousness". The noteworthy quality of this piece aside from its visual elegance is the medium which Terry uses, acrylic. It's acrylic paint on an acrylic panel. Using the properties of acrylic only does he create these cellular and organic designs which look natural, but are done with natural means. By allowing the pools of paint to dry temporarily, the acrylic paint then exhibits a semifluid behavior which enables Terry to tip the acrylic panel to have the paints flow into the shapes he wants. Though obviously such a work took considerable skill, the steps he takes to shape the work are simple.



    Agency GP is a program developed by MIT that creates varying structures of space. This program is designed for architects who are planning and conceptualizing new and innovative spatial designs. I find the practicality of this program (which can be downloaded for MAYA) is another expression of the use of software to increase the possibilities of what human can conceive.

    http://projects.csail.mit.edu/emergentDesign/agency-gp/
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