Poietic Generator @ Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris

The Poietic Generator will be displayed in real time at Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris, in an historical Netart exhibition, during the « Futur en Seine » event, June 11th – 14th 2015.

Curators: Stéphane Natkin, CNAM Paris ; Anolga Rodionoff & Jean-Marie Dallet – Université Paris 8



Will Poietic Generator show Turing’s patterns ?

This is a Poietic Generator recording (speed x20) with 16 players only.
Try to imagine what we will get with, 50, 100, 1.000, 10.000 players at the same time…
Will it show Turing’s patterns like the ones bellow?

Generative artist and designer Jonathan McCabe, based in Canberra, Australia, is turning Turing’s theory into art. Instead of cells, McCabe starts with pixels. Each pixel gets a random value, usually a number between -1 and 1, which is represented in the final image by a color. Then, McCabe applies a set of rules that dictate how each pixel’s value shifts in response to the ones around it. As the program progresses, pixel values change, creating clusters of shapes that begin to emerge from the originally random mix of numbers.

Source : WIRED