Molecule is an experiment on how code can be a way to create visual expression and unveil unexpected results.

  • IDP 2013 - Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID)
     
  • Having Processing as programming environment, I investigated and experimented with coding as a way to create visual expressions and unveil unexpected results.
    Along side experimentation with Open CV Face Detection and colour histograms to get back to arrays, I started to get my mind into algorithmic thinking by exploring some simple forms composed by dots and lines within a controlled circle.
    The inspiration was a photo of a spider web, a naturally created shape, that I tried to recreate in code. From one line two lines come out, from each of those lines other two rise, and so on and on. And without knowing a ‘molecule like’ form emerged on my screen, living and moving.
    More then playing I tried to understand every unexpected turn and result on the code, and by the end of the course explored the reaction and behaviour of the ‘molecule’ to mouse events and sound.

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