generative modeling for Rhino
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Emergence, the spontaneous creation of order and functionality from the bottom up, is all around us. If we look at the physical world, we can see emergent patterns everywhere, spiral galaxies, our own solar system, even the giant red spot on the surface of Jupiter. All of these are emergent phenomena. On our own planet, we see emergent structures everywhere, mountains and rivers take wondrous shapes, animal and plants exhibit beautiful patterns. Even inside us, our body is made up of nervous system, skeletal systems. Each of this system is comprised of small structures, Cells, which interact in such a way that they create something emergent which is more than the sum of their parts.
‘How these wonders of creation are assembled from such simple building blocks? How same laws that turn nature chaotic can also turn simple dust into living human being? How cells that start identical, known to become skin or eyes? How can a simple system that works in a regular manner, becomes unpredictable?’
- Secret Life of Chaos
We see emergent structures all around us and we see it at every scale. It’s true if we take a telescope and look at the cosmos, or take a microscope to look inside the human brain. Not only we see structure, we also see that it has functionality, heart beats, rivers carry water, antelope run, all of this happens without a central planner. It emerges from bottom up.
‘Nature throws grotesque shapes and turbulent events, yet we are able to find patents within them. Man has struggled to put order in a perversely irregular world. And these imperfections he didn’t understand. Now man has a new weapon a computer. Man challenges the kingdom of chaos’.
- Original Script Of Chaos
Due to these computational capabilities, we are now at a platform, where we can finally decipher the laws of nature and uncover its deepest secrets.
But then, It is one thing to generate images or forms that resemble real objects: Quite another to devise the rules that made them that way in the first place.
- Original Script Of Chaos
Architecture in contemporary times is shifting its role from a ‘medium of statement’ to a ‘tool of exploration' - Bernard Tschumi. Historically it was used as a form of domination and authority, now it is more of a means to develop new knowledge, to discover new plateaus. This contemporary shift triggered from emergent technologies and the sole credit goes to the computational advancements. Twenty years back computers were only used for presentation and visualization in architecture, now it has evolved into a sophisticated, smart assistant in design. The diagram (presentational media) becomes the conceptual engine allowing human bias to step aside a bit as in this intuition finds an indirect way to feed the process.