“Growth II: Morphogenesis” by Nippon Electronics College

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    Growth II: Morphogenesis

Company / Institution / Agency:

  • Nippon Electronics College


    This piece represents a further investigation into the aesthetic dimensions of the growth process, begun in “Growth: Mysterious Galaxy” (presented at SIGGRAPH ’83), and strives to demonstrate that true artistic creation is based upon both intuition and insight into natural, as well as scientific, principles.


    HARDWARE: LINKS-1 parallel multi-microprocessor system


    SOFTWARE DEVELOPER: GROWTH model by Y. Kawaguchi, “Metaball”
    algorithm with ray tracing by Osaka University

Additional Contributors:

    Created by Yoichiro Kawaguchi and the members of the Art and Science Laboratory, Nippon Electronics College, with the cooperation of Osaka University
    Produced at: Osaka University Computer Graphics Research Center and Nippon Electronics College Art and Science Laboratory 1984

Additional Information:

    Format: 6:00; 1″; sound

    Technical notes:
    The parallel multi-microprocessor architecture
    of the LINKS-1 permitted highly interactive control
    during the image design stage, by manipulation
    of the screen step parameter. The generation of the
    final image for film recording involved a range
    of 5 to 20 minutes per frame.

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