Grasshopper (Explicit History) Same Area Voronoi using Galapagos I have been quite fascinated by the recent development of Galapagos for Grasshopper. This is a simple example of its application set up to solve for a 10-point voronoi division within a user-defined boundary where all the parts are divided as equally as possible in terms of their areas. I ran this with an initial population of a hundred for 200 generations. Gradient Patterns Testing different patterns with grasshopper. Pagora Bench Playing with hopper and Maxwell 2 Two Surfaces Twisted Box It’s been a while I’ve played with Grasshopper. In order to use the definition, first define a box, and some geometries within the box as your base component. Two Surface Space Frame (Rhino Explicit History) Ah so, the new version of the Explicit History plug-in for Rhino is out. This is another way of creating space frames using U/V divisions from two surfaces. crtli_gh_space_frame.wrmcrtli_gh_space_frame.3dm Explicit history example files
theverymany James Grier Miller : Living Systems (1978) General systems theory is a set of related definitions, assumptions, and propositions which deal with reality as an integrated hierarchy of organizations of matter and energy. General living systems theory is concerned with a special subset of all systems, the living ones. Even more basic to this presentation than the concept of "system" are the concepts of "space," "time," "matter," "energy," and "information," because the living systems which I shall discuss exist in space and are made of matter and energy organized by information. 1. Space and time [^] In the most general mathematical sense, a space is a set of elements which conform to certain postulates. Physical space is the extension surrounding a point. My presentation of a general theory of living systems will employ two sorts of spaces in which they may exist, physical or geographical space and conceptual or abstracted spaces. 1.1 Physical or geographical space 1.2 Conceptual or abstracted spaces 1.3 Time. 2. 3.
DevLog LaN / LIVE ARCHITECTURE NETWORK Rhinoscript | neoarchaic Posts Tagged ‘Rhinoscript’ This simple rhinoscript, developed to randomize sets of objects for material application in rendering, allows the user to select a set of objects and place them into a user specified number of groups. Part of a library of environmental effect graphic generators this Rhino Script produces a series of lines which fall like rain upon Rhino’s cplane. If a droplet hits there is a splash. In using laser cut files directly out of Rhino, I consistently found the need for a command similar to “overkill” in Autocad for Rhino. This rhinoscript takes a series of points selected in sequence and creates a bezier curve using the geomtetric method of construction. Ever wanted to use the Illustrator blend tool in Rhino, but just too lazy to do all the leg work to simulate it. This Rhino Script take a surface and subdivides it into a grid. This Rhino Script breaks a curve down into a series of equadistant points represented as lines. A tool developed to expedite fabrication.
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Autopoiesis and how hyper-connectivity is literally bringing the networks to life - Trends in the Living Networks When I started writing my book Living Networks in early 2002 I thought that it was important to demonstrate that the concept of ‘living networks’ was not just a metaphor, but a reality: we, together with the networks that connect us, are literally a new life form. To show this I drew on the literature on autopoiesis, which was proposed as a new way of understanding the nature of life, and wrote a lengthy introduction to the book. My editor, very rightly, thought it was the wrong way to begin the book, and the introduction never saw the light of day. This morning when someone mentioned living networks to me I remembered that this was a literal phrase that I had never explained, so here is the introduction, seen for the first time. Introduction: How Connectivity is Bringing Our World to Life: We who are privileged to be alive today are participating in the birth of a new lifeform: the global networks. In some ways we have been moving towards this point for millenia. So what is life?
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