Swarm Intelligence examined the role of agency within generative design processes. This was an experiment with the emergent architectural implications of extremely high populations of computational entities interacting within a swarm logic. The seminar focused on an abstract design methodology, recasting simple decision making ability into agents capable of self-organizing into an emergent intelligence. The seminar introduced the lightweight programming language Processing and build from an extensive body of existing multi-agent code. The projects explored the implications of high population thinking on the generation of architectonic assemblages, specifically the dissolution of modernist tectonic hierarchies.
Christos Constantinou, Andriana Koutalianou + Pablo Costa A
Russel Carson B
James Stoddart, Mimi Ho + Alejandro Stein C
Bo Zhang D