Free Will

After designing and constructing algorithms, and fine-tuning input parameters, the sound then "does the job", runs free and alone determines the end result. But the classical designer in me often thinks "what if I could control more".


When I see a beautiful result, I imagine how I could improve it in some way, or, through iterations, evolve it into new families of geometry.


"What a shame!", my wife exclaimed, seeing in these intricate shapes a form of free will, potentially limited by my imagined control.


Often, in the brave new world of computational design, these dilemmas come up often, balancing explicit and implicit approaches to new form and expression. One of the most useful Grasshopper components is the random number generator, represented by the icon of Schrödinger's cat. Indeed a strange world.





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