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Swarm Intelligence

David Castro taking a shot at an awesome courtship swarm of Bigeye fish at Cabo Pulmo, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Caption provided by Octavio Aburto (via National Geographic Photo Contest 2012) A critical analysis of the book Swarm Intellignece – Neil Leach, Roland Snooks What to underline The bee builds the next cell starting on [...]

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Microstupidity renders macrointelligence

  LOCAL INTERACTION + INPUTS OF GLOBAL INTELLIGENCE (THE PLAYER) The video game Lemmings has the basic idea, lemmings have no brains, they have no decision-making mechanisms and for that reason the player has to assing the lemmings some tasks, as they walk constantly around. If there is a stair, they climb, if there is [...]

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“Branching Morphogenesis” is at Ars Electronica, a museum of digital and media arts, in Linz, Austria ‘… the form of an object is a ‘diagram of forces’… D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson

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Parametricism: A Style or A set of digital tools ?

    Over the years Parametric design has taken a big leap from being just a set of digital animation techniques to advanced parametric design systems and scripting techniques.But this tool has helped close period of uncertainty that had been prolonging over the years, and had a series of short lived movements such as Postmodernism, [...]

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Saint Jerome and the Ying – Yang.

The reading to analyze is about Saint Jerome, a saint who lived 1100 years before it became an artistic reference for painters between 1400 and 1700. The artistic movement vary according years of painting and the author. The important thing to note is the cunning of the author of the article in question, as it [...]

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