## Heart of Plexi – An Agony in Two Fits

FIT THE FIRST – CONCEPT The design and assembly of my final project for Constructing Generative Systems was a dramatic saga. I had some materials left over from my two previous projects, all of which refract light in interesting ways….

## Random

I had to do a project involving or simulating randomness for Constructing Generative Systems. This was actually a difficult assignment for me because I had trouble getting past the mathematical definition of random. Everything I thought of just did not…

## Finite State Machine

A Finite State Machine is anything that has a set of defined states such that it cannot be in more than one state at a time. The most obvious example of this is a stoplight, which can only be red,…

## Generative Quilting

Todd taught us about generative methods, which turned out to be pretty familiar territory from my math studies. In geometry, they are called transformations, and they describe the mapping of geometric forms in space. In class, we discussed four methods/transformations…

## A String of Simple Rules

In Generative Systems class, we had to design a project based on 6 or fewer simple rules. I worked with Tiffany Chou to create a participatory performance piece in which our classmates tangled themselves in string. We gave everyone in…

## My Own Personal Fractal

Our first assignment for Constructing Generative Systems was to make a piece of generative art. Generative art is art that is founded on a set of predetermined rules. The artist creates the work by following these rules; in many ways…