Jonathan McCabe – Biological Mandalas

Jonathan McCabe
bm_sym_5_20090311_096 – Jonathan McCabe

Jonathan McCabe’s work is no stranger to Dataisnature, a few years back he kindly gave away copies of his Nervous States DVD – animations of output states of small neural networks. Recently his been uploading new work to his Flickr account, his RSMSTI 2 set contains hundreds of stills from reaction diffusion computations. These computations were popularised by Alan Turin in the 50’s as a proposition for morphogenesis – the shape creation of cells and organisms. The morphogen activators in Jonathan’s systems are averaged in a series of fractions to create strict symmetry resulting in biological mandalas with intricate organic details. The thumbnails, as a complete picture, give the impression of kaleidoscopic morphogenetic processes at work.

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