suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
liwen MAO: this project finds potential geometries that arise within a swarm intelligence system. such bottom up systems can not only create global complex phenomena but also unexpected smaller scale forms and gives the designer more localized control within the system. the project uses curves negotiate between the hierarchies of ornament and structure based on local rules. the advantage of this methodology of form finding is that it can break the limit of human imagination and create unlimited yet reasonable forms by changing specific parameters.
shown here are examples of final products: one gold and the other crystal. the gold one focuses on how the geometry interacts with external conditions, while the crystal one focuses on how different local rules can influence form.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
lM: my instructor roland snooks
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
lM: by steven r johnson is a fundamental theory book for bottom-up system. by the way, muse’s music is good for thinking while writing script.
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?