How does space become complex? What are the aesthetic possibilities of generating complexity out of the seemingly un-complex? Cellular Reticulations is inspired by computational research into the emergent and unpredictable nature of interaction. Even very simple systems can produce extraordinary patterns of behaviour unimaginable regardless of a complete understanding of the individual parts.
Gejin Gao and Yujiang Wangâ€™s project has looked at how to spatialise â€œcellular automataâ€ typically constrained to software environments to understand their potential as dynamic architectural systems. In addition they have added the further complexity of human occupation and navigation by creating a system of rotating â€œsensing gatesâ€ that represent shifts in the state of the installations individual cells. The combined interactions allow for a continually transforming environment that attempts to induce wonder and delight.
Principle Researcher: Gejin Gao (MArch GAD) & Yujiang Wang (MSc AAC)
Supervisors: Ruairi Glynn and Dr Christopher Leung with William Bondin
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