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Bernd Lintermann «Morphogenesis»
Bernd Lintermann, «Morphogenesis», 1997
Screenshot | © Bernd Lintermann


Categories: Software

Keywords: Body | Object

Works by Bernd Lintermann:


Germany | SGI Onyx/ Infinite Reality, Interface-Box, Serielles Kabel, Stromkabel, 3D-Brillen, Internetzugang, selbstentwickelte Software. | Concept: Bernd Lintermann | Edition / Production: Bernd Lintermann | Archive / Collection: ZKM, Karlsruhe

 Bernd Lintermann

The installation is about the evolutionary developement of a three dimensional organic form and consists out of two coupled systems. One system exists in real space, visitors interact with a virtual organic projected onto a 4 by 3m back projection screen via a special interface box constructed for that purpose. The second system uses the world wide web as user interface.
In both systems users evolve a three dimensional organic object created using genetic algorithms. The organic is defined by a genom, a set of components, which is sucessively mutated by the users. Out of six randomly generated mutations users select one, which in the next step is the starting point for new mutations. This way users choose a thread through a space out of approximately 1080 possible forms.
In the real space users additionaly change the shape and behavior of the life like organic object via interface box. Both systems are coupled and operate on the same data set constituting the genom, actions in the web space effect the real space and vice versa.


Bernd Lintermann