Sunday, January 4, 2009

Algorithmic Library

"Algorithmic Library, by Columbia University professor Alisa Andrasek, is a “genetic library” of computational algorithms whose geometric configurations form the structural basis of everything from fashion patterns to interior surfaces to urban high-rises.......Genware seeks to exploit the inner logic of life itself—the subtle variations in seemingly identically patterned desert dunes or the pathways of genetic engineering—to bring new form to the built environment. Biopaver uses the built environment as a way to manage nature by playing off of, rather than overwhelming, its own processes. Both approaches resonate with something particularly American, some faint whisper of the pastoral ideal and technological reality the country has long tried to reconcile, that “machine in the garden"........" to find out more...



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