Natural Computing

Concept

Biomimicry : a design process which aim is to re-create nature’s systems and rules in order to solve ecological problems and arouse user awareness in sustainable lifestyle.

Can the logic of nature processes function as a generator of pattern?

Natural Computing Project uses L system algorithm (mathematical formula translating plants development) to design a collection of evolving and interactive digital patterns for home. Inspired by the phenomenon of photomorphogenesis and the way plants use sun energy in a very efficient way, each piece is reacting to sunlight by increasing or decreasing the speed of their development across the surface. Thus the development of each pattern indicates to the user the level of sun energy avaible in its environment.

Research

“An L-system or Lindenmayer system is a parallel rewriting system, namely a variant of a formal grammar (a set of rules and symbols), most famously used to model the growth processes of plant development, but also able to model the morphology of a variety of organisms.[1] L-systems can also be used to generate self-similar fractals such as iterated function systems. L-systems were introduced and developed in 1968 by the Hungarian theoretical biologist and botanist from the University of Utrecht, Aristid Lindenmayer (1925–1989).” (http://en.wikipedia.org)

  • L-system patterns built with processing

Final Project


  • Evolving and interactive digital patterns for home