Parameter, Algorithm and Nature
This installation uses industrial robot performing and/with generative art animation in cyclorama. In Dandelion session, exploring growing morphologies of dandelion-like patterns generated by using computational mechanisms of symmetry, self-organization, recursion and fractal for present growth graphics based on a mass of overlapping lines. In Swarm session, The robot realtime communicates with the artificial life creature by its mechanical movement. It realtime interact/stimulus with virtual content through the embedded computational mechanism of distributed behavior, defuse the swarm geometrical animation. Through investigate the generative rules and algorithmic mechanism, which led to express this computational aesthetics in Parameter, Algorithm and Nature.
In growth dandelion section, artists coding generative rules of symmetry into a fractal tree like algorithm, altering and changing the geometric description of leaves and branches through the parameter and the proportion between the two, resulting in a diverse and complex morphologies.
In swarm movement section, artists design the local communication mechanism on a specific geodesic-like grid as cellular automata machine, make the feathers perform distributed behaviors, triggered by the data flow on each grid. The industrial robot plays mechanical movement in the central of the space with holding laser pen on its 6-axis, and pointing light spot on to the screen surface, realtime interact/stimulus feathers by grid computing mechanism, therefore generate swarm behavior in animation.
In the performance shape are free from the restrictions and limitations of the physical world and therefore present a sense of computational aesthetics that is complex and abstract. The industrial robot plays as an in-between medium, brings seamless interaction from physical performance into triggering virtual reactions of A-Life behavior, and brings a hybrid creation logic between “biologic design” and “biomimetic aesthetics.”
Art Director, Animation/
Scottie Chih-Chieh Huang
Creative Robotics Director/
Yi-Ping Yang, James Giroudon
All images and videos courtesy Scottie Chih-Chieh Huang and The NTHU BioLogicDesign.