When genetic fractals mate: select the fittest and cross-breed

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You may have had the impression that “genetic” in “genetic fractals” was just a conceptual term to convey a notion that these fractals have a link with life. Actually, these fractals are build on a genetic code that is mathematically at their core.

Having created some new genetic fractals recently, I decided to take pairs of them and let them mate. We’ll skip the process which sadly isn’t nearly as fun as the way that other species ‘do it’ but it comes down to mixing the DNA of these genetic fractals by taking 50% of each parent and then growing a new genetic fractal from the new DNA. Above and below are two examples.

One of my objectives with this research is to use genetic fractals to create objects that are useful to humans. Common things like furniture and tools could be among them. If you grasp the concept of random genetic fractals of a useful form, i.e. you pick the winners and let them mate, you will see that this approach provides a perfect environment for evolutionary design where all the designer has to do is: select the fittest and cross-breed.

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The awesomeness of being lost

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The lack of activity on this blog – this my third post in 2016 – only means one thing: huge activity elsewhere. I have slowed down on searching for great ideas, inspiration, happiness, friendship, love and understanding life. Instead, I concentrate hard on getting lost.

Continue reading The awesomeness of being lost

Just like that

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Blue chandelier made with blue neon wire, power LEDs and golden pearls. [designed with and by genetic fractals]
The end of the year is always a time for finishing things to make space for new ideas. I’ve been meaning to create a new collection of genetic fractal images and designs. I’ve got lots of plans for 2015 so I’d better finish up on that collection. I’ll putting these up here and if I’m inspired, I might even say a thing or two. Continue reading Just like that

A story of aesthetic design

Shadow Tree "Ombrier I" in action
Shadow Tree “Ombrier I” in action

As I explore the nature of genetic fractals, I discover new angles that have me in awe. Recently I’ve been forcing myself to use them for designing ordinary objects, as opposed to exotic and bizarre things like the Shadow Tree (or worse!) Continue reading A story of aesthetic design

Preludes to now

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genetic fractals: table and lamp (more info below)

I’m waiting to meet a couple of management consultants at Geneva airport. That leaves me a few minutes to write and escape the wait. ‘Waiting’ is a loaded state, it triggers random scenes from the past. One moment I’m thumbing my old blackberry and the next moment I am at a bus shelter in Indonesia, sitting on the floor, leaning against my backpack. Continue reading Preludes to now

Genetic fractals…

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Let me take you for a tour in my laboratory, which happens to be located in the recesses of a confused mind. If you feel nausea anytime, please step aside, take a few deep breaths and continue the tour. We’ll wait. In any case, I blame David Yerle for waking up this monster that was sleeping quietly at my feet. In fairness, I brought it on myself with yesterdays post. Continue reading Genetic fractals…