Fall 2011 GSAPP Visual Study: Swarm Intelligence
This term I also took Swarm Intelligence with Roland Snooks of Kokkugia. We used Processing software to mimic swarm behavior in agents (much like the behavior of birds flocking and insect swarms). We were asked to try to arrive at three dimensional form and design our code to address some kind of architectural ambition. We started the first half of the semester investigating 2 dimensional applications of the code and then spent the rest of the semester developing ideas into three dimensional constructs. Me and my amazing partner Paulina Bouyer Magana’s approach was to adjust and affect the agents position per each calculated frame with various mathematical functions that resulted in various generative patterns that were often hard to maintain in a three dimensional environment. Our final application of the system resulted in a infrastructural network that divided the agents into two states, one tending towards cohesion and more structural aggregation, and the other toward fill and more or less ornamental or surface connections between the higher densities. Special thanks to extremely helpful TA Pablo Ros and our professor Roland. Below are some images, videos and renderings of our work.