Sheldon Brown: Assembly

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Artist Statement:

    Assembly is an emergent behavior platform in which collections of entities evolve over time in relationship to their environment and each other, with guidance provided by viewers.

    A synthetic system of encoding characteristics, and a set of rules akin to the chemistry and physics of an environment, provide the basis for creating increasingly complex emergent behavior. A collaborative agency is created between the impulses of the algorithmic systems and the means of their understanding through experimentation.

    These genetic and environmental conditions are abstractions of an underlying scheme which can be applied to varied types of data. In the Assembly project we show this by working through three levels of representation that evoke 1) the cellular, 2) the organism, and 3) the socio-cultural.

Technical Information:

    Media Used: video, Assembly interactive application.