• Patterned Machines

    Patterned Machines
    zurich SWITZERLAND

    ETH Zurich

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Stelios PSALTIS: This project belongs to a series of experiments on investigating possible mechanisms of creating patterns. The logic behind creating patterns although, has less to do with specific expressions of stylistic preferences, but rather lies upon the idea of reusing information. These examples act as visual representations, depicting the powerful capacity of programed algebraic rules to reuse information. Repeated visual units and ordered patterns, produced out of any, even random given entities.

    Mathematics is a science of patterns. The mind perceives connections and interrelations between concepts and ideas, then links them together. The ability to create patterns is a consequence of our neural development in responding to our environment. Mathematical theories explain the relations among patterns that arise within ordered, logical structures. Mankind generates patterns out of some basic inner need: it externalizes connective structures generated in the mind via the process of thinking, which explains the ubiquitousness of visual patterns in the traditional art and architecture of mankind.
    —Nikos A. Salingaros, Architecture, Patterns, and Mathematics

    sP: What or who influenced this project?
    SP: I personal quest for (natural) logic, digital art, information techonology, Gerhard Richter, Michael Hansmeyer, Olafur Eliasson, Paul Klee, Max Bill.

    sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
    SP: Aristotle, Nikos Salingaros, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, men of Mathematics, Ghost In The Shell.

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    • Nikos Salìngaros Says:

      Geia sou Stelio,

      Harika na do ta oraia sou shedia. Sigoura the gnorizeis kai tis methodous gia na parageis morfoklasmata/fractals. Eho ena neo arthro etoimo — ean se endiaferei, grapse mou se parakalo kai tha sou to steilo. Isos sou fanei hrisimo.