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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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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
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    The Tipping Point 2
    Project: Emergence and Navigating Space
    Project 1: Refinement


    To visually demonstrate my concept of a "tipping point" with the theme of emergence, I adapted a flocking program by Daniel Shiffman which was an implementation of Craig Reynold's Boids program to simulate the flocking behavior of birds. Each boid steers itself based on the rules of separation, alignment, and coherence. I edited the code to so that the "birds" became small boxes representing populations of people who imitate each other's trends and habits. The little boxes leave traces of themselves in time and show how they flock around each other always moving in a certain direction. Groups of these flocking boxes are drawn to each other, imitate each other, and join into a larger group. Eventually there are a lot of little boxes reacting to each other and then they all grow into larger boxes and take over all of the area, and take over the majority of the white space on the page. The point at which the boxes grow is the tipping point when the trend has caught on and it is undeniable that something new and large has occurred.

    The following are three screen shot images taken during three different runs of the program.




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