Color Organisms

An experiment in genetic algorithms, the environment has a set of basic rules and the organisms likewise exhibit simple behavior. The environment is populated with a few organisms to get things going, and once they reach “maturity” they are able to combine their genetic material with another organisms if they are also mature. Organisms have a hue which is combine with a mate to produce an offspring of a mean hue along a 360 degree color spectrum. The environmental rules are slated towards overpopulation so that eventually the entire available area is composed of pure, moving color.

During the Cutlog Art Faire, I was invited to create a special version of Color Organisms which was projection-mapped onto the Clemente Building in the Lower East Side.