aDiatomea – Sonically Superformed Micro-organisms

aDiatomaaDiatomea – MRK

Dataisnature is always pleased to welcome new generative micro-organisms into the ever growing computational food chain. Many simulations of biological lifeforms indulge in artistic licence to create organisms that are inspired by, but look quite different to, the actual creatures. Aiming for a more accurate replication process, MRK’s aDiatomea Flickr set contains images that look remarkably like Diatoms – not surprising since a sequence of rendered Superformula shapes were cross checked against actual Diatom species.

aDiatomaaDiatomea – MRK

Diatoms are a unicellular phytoplankton [literally 'plant-wanderer']. These minuscule hydropsychogeographers drift in eddies in the ocean created by the confluence of two or more oceanic currents, tracing out spirographic trajectories in space-time. There are over 100,000 species of these tiny symmetrical wonders and together they generates half of the Worlds entire output of oxygen.

aDiatomaaDiatomea – MRK

MRK’s generative Diatoms utilize ambient occlusion techniques combined with fractal texturing procedures in order to simulate the delicate silicate geometric structures that provide protection to the real-life diatoms. Form generating sustenance is further added by the injection of sound.

Related:
Geo Mutant’s [Buckyball lifeforms]
Year of the Radiolarian

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