Flickr Fruits #24

Patchwork de Colza – Lo M

Thecoultates aerial pictures of undulating sand dunes of the Namibian desert are precise ‘recordings’ of complex aeolian processing. The ongoing shifting formations create a landscapes reminiscent of the lunar surface. The arrangement of many millions of particles of sand in each dune could be seen as an ongoing computation, a subset of the computational universalism advocated by the likes of Steven Wolfram and Rudy Rucker.

Keeping the framing high above the earth are Lo M’s ‘A view from above’ set revealing an array of landscape process patterns, mountain terrains, arable patchworks and desert textures.

Villi Ingi has a sharp collection of macro’s taken of bubbles in liquids. The brightly illuminated, and a times mercurial compositions reveal the cellular packings and specific patterns of bubbles in water during freezing.

BobJ03054’s pictures of ice and frost explore the whole gamut of different sub-zero autocatalytic arrangements. There are crystal dendrite growths that look like plants, others have fan-like spreads, and some the have the look of silicates, such as the banded metamorphic Agates.

2 Responses to “Flickr Fruits #24”

  1. miska writes:

    Very nice, sometimes I wonder whether nature tries to resemble algorithmic art, or whether it’s the other way around.

    Amongst other things, I liked the ice-crystals. .

  2. paul writes:

    According to some mathmatical philosophers the whole universe is a giant algorithm in the form of a continuous Cellular Automata. When you look closely at certain CA rulsets and they find them popping up in nature isomorphically its not hard to believe in such an idea! :)

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