A generative animation, created for the Design4Science exhibition, which uses the concept of genetics and DNA to explore the use of computational code in the creation and evolution of botanical and plant-like structures.
Throughout the lifecycle of the project, sequences, ‘strings’, of characters are generated, and evolved. Each individual letter in each string is interpreted as a distinct element of growth, defining the shape, structure and density of the plant, even down to the size shape, and curve of each leaf and branch. In this way each sequence of characters act as a computational DNA for each generation of plant. As each string of characters gradually changed over time, so the structure and form of the resultant plant growth continually changes and evolves.
The resulting piece of work aims to combine the scientific concepts of growth structure and evolution with aesthetic control and design to create a piece of ever-changing screen-based decorative pattern.