Generative science


While learning the programm Processing I stumbled upon notions like “generative science”.
During my feedback session I was to much focused scientific research and the processes. trying to get as close as possible to science and being a scientist as an artist. I red about the differences between art and science and concluded that I shouldn’t go in to deep in scientific research and not try to make correct experiments because I can’t. It would bother me if I wouldn’t succeed by the rules of science, while I’m definitely NOT a scientist.
I ‘decided’ to use the visual language of science to create work rather than make correctly scientific genius things.
I think my work would end up naturally looking like something scientific.
creating my own science

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I want to be a scientist.

A lot of things happened the last two weeks.

we had the RAPA week, a lecture from Lauwrien Weijers, studio vistit from Joost Conijn and the two day long hackathon. Got a lot of stuff to think about!

during al these events I decided only to learn Processing so I worked trough some of the basics. I didn’t built anything so, now we have a little bit more time, I’m starting to build something.

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I talked a lot about what I wanted over the past few weeks and started to search the web. I found a really good “thing” that could be the ground to build on.

What really fascinated me was how natural things grow and are build. Is it predictable? Can we influence it to create new shapes? I know we can but can I do this?

I didn’t know where to start but I found the term “morphology” what seems to question and research the same fields as where I want to be in.

“Morphology is a branch of biology dealing with the study of the form and structure of organisms and their specific structural features. This includes aspects of the outward appearance (shape, structure, colour, pattern,size), i.e., external morphology (eidonomy) as well as the form and structure of the internal parts like bones and organs, i.e., internal morphology or anatomy

I’m going to search for the book “metamorphosis of plants” from Goethe and see where it takes me.

The Beginning

  • The master is an opportunity to experiment and research in the borders between art and science.

    At the bachelor sometimes I had troubles with making “finished” products that they wanted to see at the end of the block. I like to wander around in my research and leave paths open to research later and work in concepts.

    At first I tought it was bad that they didn’t let me experiment for a while and wanted me to finish projects all the time and make concrete steps. now I see it was really good for me to finish things so I don’t get lost in my unendingly thinking.

    During the bachelor I placed myself in the tradition of kinetic sculptors but I’ll let that go for now and see where the process leads me.

    Things I want to do for the next weeks:

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