Monday, February 15, 2010

Generative Mistakes

Recently I was writing a Grasshopper definition to create a pattern of rectangles arranged in a gravitational field around a curve. During my work, I accidently mis-ordered the lists of rectangles, and lofted surfaces between them (almost killing my computer). The result was not a blob or chaotic mess however, but something which had both variation in scale, as well as clearly defined solid and void space. I rendered some images of it, as a testament to the ability of parametrics to generate interesting forms even when we do not intend to. Similar to natural creations, these forms seem random, yet were developed through a predictable process.


Jean Sharp said...

Wow. These look amazing!