In the special interactive portion of the exhibit, the Biomorph
desks were arranged contiguously to make the most of the desks' fluid lines.
The program illustrates the effect of cumulative small changes over time on artificial 18-gene "biomorphs
There is another mathematical space filled, not with biomorphs
but with flesh and blood animals made of billions of cells, each containing tens of thousands of genes.
For readers who missed The Second Self (happily, it is still in print), Life on the Screen provides more than enough to reflect upon - a seamless mixture of field notes, psychoanalytic interpretations, theory-enriched observations and explanations of MUDs, MOOs, biomorphs
and the rest of cyberspace's dramatis personae.
PHONG BUI (RAIL): As I was reading Chapter III (Biomorphs
: Humanism/ Surrealism) of Black Mountain College: Experiment In Art, I came across a statement by Jacob Lawrence from a letter he sent to Josef Albers before his arrival at Black Mountain as a teacher for the 1946 summer session, "My belief is that it is most important for an artist to develop an approach and philosophy about life.
(William Baziotes, that painter of cryptic biomorphs
, considered him a hero.) Yet the school of Mondrian was never as influential as Cubism.
Discusses fractals used to create fantastic biomorphs
, with text on his techniques and computer system.
Combined in composites whose rhythms are complicated by patterns of paint, they may suggest totems, yes, or stylized biomorphs
, and their materials carry a burden of history and use.
: Computer displays of biological forms generated from mathematical feed back loops.
Throughout the early '80s, Cubist still-life concerns reappeared in paintings depicting coffee cups, shoes, and fragments of domestic interiors, while her Chicago connection insinuated itself in images of wispy, ghostly hands, wraithlike figures, and schematized animalistic biomorphs
. Nearly ten feet tall, Painters' Progress, 1981, is an apparently haphazard arrangement of shardlike canvases, loosely connected and only intermittently tangent, which carry the image of a cosmically glowing palette and paintbrushes.