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Data Morphogenesis

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How can we shape data so that it helps us as designers. How can seemingly random noise evoke emotions and look nice? Apparently designers can guide data to take pleasing shapes. I will elaborate in this paper on how to look at data, strategies to process it, and why live interaction can be key to better understand what the data means. We will also look at how designers can make use of data processing to support a creative process.

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    LOGICAL CALCULUS FOR NERVOUS ACTIVITY https://classes.soe.ucsc.edu/cmps130/Spring09/Papers/mculloch-pitts.pdf.

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    https://web.archive.org/web/20150703064823/http://googleresearch.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/inceptionism-going-deeper-into-neural.html.

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    The Misbehaviour of Markets—2004 MandelBrot & Hudson pp. 185–187.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Flash_Crash.

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    From the book Chess Metaphors, Diego Rasskin-Gutman.

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    Meeting people like Karsten Schmidt (@toxi) who wrote https://medium.com/@thi.ng/evolutionary-failures-part-1-54522c69be37 or Amy Sterling (@amyleesterling) who made me see the neuroscience part of data or seeing people like Jer Thorpe (@blprnt) talk heavily influenced my thinking concepts on data and computing.

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    Leading the way here in being creative with a live interface to the algorithms for creating music is Alex McLean (@yaxu) who created tidal and makes music with it https://slab.org/publications/.

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    http://puredata.info/.

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    SonicPI was created by Sam Aaron (@samaaron) who is evolving the computer as an instrument, bringing the power of computing to people as easy and expressive as possible.

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    https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/cellular-automata/supplement.html.

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    The Euclidean Algorithm Generates Traditional Musical Rhythms Godfried Toussaint∗ School of Computer Science, McGill University.

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Jordaens, K. (2018). Data Morphogenesis. In: , et al. Humanizing Digital Reality. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6611-5_3

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