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    Swarmlink 3
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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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    Swarmlink 3
    Project: Emergence and Navigating Space

    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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    folkert     Tue, Mar 18, 2008  Permanent link
    These are beautiful. Is there a animated version to be seen?
    benchang     Tue, Mar 18, 2008  Permanent link
    Hm, well yes and no. The thing is that the program is very hard to scale up and down. Since I needed high resolution files for these, I needed to play around with the program at a high scale in order to capture all the movement. The patterns that result in large scale are very different from those in the small scale. I only have a video version of the smaller version, but it's very low quality and I'm having a bit of trouble embedding it in the site. The small scale patterns are interesting nonetheless, so I'll try to get it up soon.
    folkert     Wed, Mar 19, 2008  Permanent link
    Looking forward to it.