Architecting Emergence Through Computational Simulation

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What Is A System?

Human Body Regulates Temperature Automatically with Control Actions
Negative Feedback and Homeostasis

Emergence

Cadavre Exquis with Esteban Francés, Remedios Varo, Oscar Domínguez, Marcel Jean. Untitled. 1935. Source: moma.org
Cadavre Exquis with Andre Breton, Jacqueline Lamba, and Yves Tanguy, 1938. Source: nationalgalleries.org
Tulip trading price between 1634 to 1637. Source: ecotalker.wordpress.com

A World Is Not A System

Ian Cheng, Emissary in the Squat of Gods (live simulation and story, infinite duration, 2015). Source: theartnewspaper.com

Architecting Emergence through Computational Simulation

Screen Capture of ThingThingThing, a virtual simulation made collaboratively. Souce: zzyw.org

zzyw is an art and research collective producing software, installations, and texts examining the cultural, political and educational imprints of computation.