Biologically inspired computing and bionic design has bringing new characteristic in creation of objects. According to the most natural “forms” growth by the basic rules of symmetry and recursion. And it used self-reorganised and synergy as main mechanisms for producing the “behaviours” with adaptation. Therefore, this project is want to demonstrate a novel approach to merge techniques for fabricating artificial nature, through the algorithm studies and simulating in“forms” and “behaviours”.
“Transparent Organ” is based on 3 rotational and reflection symmetry to generate the organic forms through digital fabrication techniques. It used metaphor of phototropism building algorithms for the whisker-like sculpture interact. Viewers may used motion evoke the light sources, immediately guide the bending directions of whisker-like sculpture facing to the light source automatically. It brings a novel experience between the ambient atmosphere and the kinetic interaction in a space.
In terms of forms, whisker-like sculpture used actuators to control the wire’s tension and compression for effecting the flexible structure transform, the organic shape is generated and fabricated by CAD/CAM. In terms of behaviours, the interactive algorithms is build as a cellular computing object, it may detect outside contact, and changes the self-state of lighting and actuating control. Furthermore, it may be applied as a cellular automata system to reorganise with the same other objects, forming global behaviours.